Spurs still bookies' favourites: Could Berahino yet be Tottenham's new striker next season?

The West Brom man remains 3/1 to join the north London side this summer.

Saido Berahino can still be found at a surprisingly low price of 3/1 to join Tottenham Hotspur ahead of next season, with the White Hart Lane outfit favourites to land the West Brom striker, according to Sky Bet

The 21-year-old was linked with Tottenham two weeks ago by the Daily Mirror but little has been said since.

And yet Spurs remain favourites to sign the West Brom man, with the nearest rivals (Manchester United) priced at 8/1. The likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Destro are 25/1 and higher to move to north London, while even the likes of Christian Benteke and Charlie Austin are nowhere near the price of 3/1.

Tottenham are 11/8 favourites to also sign Fernando Llorente - but the Spaniard has been linked with moves to France and Italy recently, meaning Berahino could be a far more viable option.

Importantly, the striker is 1/2 to stay with West Brom and only available for a high price - but Spurs are in real need of a new forward and funds have already been acquired through player sales. Could the youngster be the one they move for?

 (Per Game) GoalsAssistsChances CreatedDribblesHeadersFinal-Third PassesMinutes Played
Harry Kane 0.62 0.12 3.29 1.47 1.47 8.35 2,581
Saido Berahino 0.37 0.03 2.26 0.68 0.5 7.32 2,929
Emmanuel Adebayor 0.15 0.08 1.46 0.69 1.85 7.62 814
Roberto Soldado 0.04 0.04 0.88 0.08 0.29 3.29 794

As Opta stats show, comparing his Premier League form with only Tottenham's strikers makes for good reading. Harry Kane trumps Berahino in all departments but the West Brom man comes across as a goal threat and a creative force.

The 21-year-old has also already worked with Kane for the England Under-21s and the thinking behind signing him makes sense. He isn't the most prolific striker on the market but he can take the goalscoring burden off Kane without stealing the limelight, providing the Spurs hero remains their top scorer.

Berahino would also fit in well with boss Mauricio Pochettino's philosophy of buying young, athletic players. It'll likely come down to finances, which could well provide a stumbling block, but the bookmakers' odds certainly suggest the West Brom forward is a leading contender for Spurs this summer.

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