West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino beats Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to prestigious award

Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino, who has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, wins the England Under-21 Player of the Year 2014 award.

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has been voted as the England Under-21 Player of the Year 2014.

The 21-year-old came ahead of Tottenham Hotspur youngster Harry Kane, as voted by the England fans.

Berahino got 16% of the votes, thanks largely perhaps to his strike-rate of one goal in every two games for the England Under-21 side last year.

The youngster, who has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham this month, has not been that prolific for the Baggies this season, though, scoring just eight goals in 20 Premier League appearances.

However, Berahino appears to have come into some form in recent games and will now be determined to make the step-up to the England senior team (he was called up in November but did not play).

Meanwhile, Kane has been in impressive form for Tottenham so far this season, and is now one the first names on the teamsheet after starting the season as the third-choice striker in the team.

In 16 Premier League appearances, the 21-year-old has scored seven goals and created 12 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 53%.

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