West Brom reportedly prepared to almost double Saido Berahino's wages as Tottenham circle

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West Bromwich Albion are ready to offer Saido Berahino a significantly improved contract as rumours of Tottenham Hotspur interest continue.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion are prepared to almost double Saido Berahino’s wages to keep him at The Hawthorns.

The England under-21 international has been strongly linked with a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur and the Mail report claims the Baggies are aware of Spurs’ interest and are acting accordingly.

The 21-year-old scored 20 goals in 41 matches for West Brom last season and the latest report suggests he is now a viable option for Tottenham as they seek to strengthen their forward-line.

As things stand the North London club have Harry Kane, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado on their books but the latter two players had campaigns to forget and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to want to rely on Kane alone despite the youngster's blossoming talent.

Indeed he and Berahino know each other well from their time playing together for England’s young side and it would be an intriguing prospect to pair them up at club level.

Understandably West Brom will not want that to happen and it is now bring reported that despite the player having two years to run on his current £15,000-a-week contract, the Baggies are prepared to offer him almost £30,000-a-week to convince him to stay.

It remains to be seen how this one will play out but with West Brom fighting hard to keep the player and with two years left on his deal, Tottenham may have to be patient if he is their preferred striker target.

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