Saido Berahino or Timo Werner: Who would be the best option for Tottenham?

Mauricio Pochettino's side have been linked with moves for both the West Bromwich Albion and VFB Stuttgart forwards.

Tottenham have been linked with moves for both Saido Berahino and Timo Werner this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are reportedly keen to add more firepower to their side to aid Harry Kane after his impressive first season in the Premier League last year and Berahino is a target according to the Mirror

However, the West Brom forward is looking likely to be an expensive acquisition and they are looking elsewhere, with the Daily Mail also claiming they are opening negotiations with Schalke for young forward Timo Werner.

But who would be the best option for them? We decided to compare their stats from last season to find out.


PositionTeamSeasonAppearancesGoalsTotal Scoring Attempts per GameTotal Contest per GamePassing
Unsuccessful Touches per Game
Saido Berahino FW West Brom 2014-2015 38 14 2.2 1.3 83% 2.2
Timo Werner FW VFB Stuggart  2014-2015 32 3 0.9


70.2% 1.2

When it comes to goals, it is Berahino who comes out on top, as he registered 14 goals in 38 games last season; Werner managed just three in 32.

He also racked up more shots per game than the German, with a tally of 2.2 per game compared to 0.9. Similarly, his dribbling was better with 1.9 per game compared to Werner’s 0.9.

Passing was also a better area for him, with him having an 83% passing success compared to the VFB Stuttgart forward’s success rate of 70.2%.

The only area Werner comes out on top is in the touches department, where he only registered 1.4 unsuccessful touches per game while Berahino’s tally was at 2.2 per game from last season.

A clear victory for the West Brom forward, whose impressive stats will surely make him a more attractive proposition. However, given the rumoured high price for his services they may prefer a punt on Werner instead.

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