According to the Daily Mail, Mauricio Pochettino is looking to West Brom’s Saido Berahino to add spark to his flat Spurs side but Alan Irvine has thrown a spanner in the works by saying that due to recent transfers in England, it has made the asking the price for his youngster soar.
The 21-year-old is the highest scoring English player in the Premier League and punters believe Irvine is entitled to say that it will cost big bucks to lure his star player away from The Hawthorns.
To add to Tottenham’s tough situation, Irvine is confident that the club and the player have the character to see off any speculation.
“It doesn’t sound a lot. I would be absolutely astonished if anyone could sign Saido from us for £15million,” he said.
“You look at some of the fees going around in the transfer market that’s just been, everybody seems to start at £7million.
“Ross McCormack went for £11million Championship to Championship. What the right figure is I have absolutely no idea and I wouldn’t make the decision as far as that was concerned.
“But £15million doesn’t sound like a lot of money for a talented, young, English player with great potential who is playing really, really well in the Premier League at the moment and who is scoring goals. It would have to be higher than that.”