Why would Juventus be even interested in West Bromwich Albion and England striker Saido Berahino?

Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is reportedly on the radar of Juventus, but are the Italian champions really in need of the England international?

Saido Berahino is a good player and has the potential to be a very good player, but Juventus have no need for him - not now anyway.

According to The Sun, the 21-year-old “is attracting major interest from Italy” with the Italian champions monitoring the striker.

It’s all reports at the moment and yours truly cannot claim to have the authority to verify them, but it is clear to everyone who follows Serie A that Juventus have no place in their team for the England international.

Juventus have three recognised forwards on their books and all are better than Berahino. While Carlos Tevez is the number one for coach Massimiliano Allegri, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata are fighting for a place alongside the Argentine.

Sebastian Giovinco is not a forward by trade but he can still feature in that position, while Kingsley Coman remains a promising 18-year-old attacker signed only in the summer.

All this beggars the question why Juventus would want to sign another unproven youngster in Berahino.

Morata was signed not for what he has done but mainly for what he can do; many regular followers of La Liga claim that he is the ‘next Raul’, and he certainly has more talent and potential than Berahino.

It does not make sense that Juventus would want to recruit another player in his early 20s who has yet to achieve greatness and prove that he can succeed at the highest level.

Despite showing promise over the past two seasons, Berahino remains a largely unproven player. There may be interest in him from many clubs, but West Brom can rest assured that Juventus are unlikely to make an approach for him anytime soon.

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