Saido Berahino happy to return to West Brom training as Tottenham links continue

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The 21-year-old striker is continuing his recovery from a knee injury, and seemed content with this summer's pre-season at the Baggies.

West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino is seemingly focused on his club future at the Hawthorns, despite rumours linking him away from the club, after he posted a picture on Twitter of him on the Baggies tour of the US.

Berahino, now back in the Midlands after the completion of that tour, emphasised how happy he was to be at the West Brom training ground, words that arguably wouldn't have come from the player if a transfer was on the cards or was something he was pushing for.

Spurs have been closely linked to the player this week, with ESPN saying on Thursday that the club are preparing a bid for the player after months of reported interest.

But the forward seemed optimistic of a future at the Baggies, as he recovers from the knee injury that ruled him out of the European Under-21 Championships this summer.  

 

Berahino to Spurs - a costly but attractive attacking option 

The ESPN report states that Berahino is Mauricio Pochettino's top target amid continued speculation on the White Hart Lane futures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

Berahino built up a good partnership alongside Tottenham favourite Harry Kane for the England Under-21s, with both players able to develop healthy goal tallies despite each preferring to operate as a centre forward.

Pochettino would know that if he were to arrive, he could not only play in place of Kane, but also alongside him.

His purchase, though expensive, would also be in line with the North Londoner's philosophy of buying young players that will have resale value even if they struggle at the club, and would see Tottenham have the two highest scoring English players from last season.

The Independent said on Sunday that Spurs were considering bidding £15 million for the player, but West Brom may push for more than that for a player who scored 20 goals last season.

The Baggies would of course be reluctant to let their frontman go at all, but with the going rate of young English talent in the Premier League nowadays, they could be set for a huge windfall if they were to consider cashing in on a player that came through the club's academy in the last few years.

The 21-year-old has two years left on his contract, and this may be the last summer for West Brom to be able to ask for a large fee for the striker if the club are unable to get him to sign an extension.

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