Berahino v Adebayor: How £15m target compares with current Spurs star

Saido Berahino

How does Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor compare with their reported target and current West Bromwich Albion player Saido Berahino?

Recent reports have claimed Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for West Bromwich Albion's £15million-rated forward Saido Berahino.

The 21-year-old has kicked on magnificently after his breakout season at The Hawthorns and he has already netted five goals in seven Premier League appearances under Alan Irvine.  So with it being no secret that Tottenham really could do with another forward to supplement Harry Kane, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, how does Berahino compare with the Togo international and Spurs' first-choice front-man?

From the stats below there is no contest when it comes to current form, with the West Brom youngster outperforming Adebayor by some way.  Berahino has five goals in the league and six in all competitions, while the Tottenham forward has just one to date this campaign.

When you consider that both players have been on the pitch for almost exactly the same amount of time, that shows just why Mauricio Pochettino may be considering a move for the England under-21 international. There is of course also scope for him to form a long-term partnership with Kane for both club and country.

  GoalsGoal AssistScoring AttemptsOn-target Scoring AttemptsKey PassesPassing AccuracyOn-target Shooting AccuracyAppsMins
Saido Berahino 5 0 21 10 4 89.16 47.62 7 629
Emmanuel Adebayor 1 1 14 6 8 78.76 42.86 7 602

Berahino also has a better passing accuracy and shots-on-target accuracy than the player nine years his senior, with Adebayor only bettering his young counterpart when it comes to key passes.

When you consider how much the Baggies player has developed in such a short space of time - and with the transfer market as it is - £15million sounds about right for a young English talent who is currently on fire.

And taking into account his current record compared to Spurs' best option, the rumour suddenly makes considerably more sense.

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