Johnny Giles comments on West Brom's Saido Berahino's valuation

Saido Berahino

Tottenham Hotspur have been strongly linked with West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino this summer.

Johnny Giles was full of praise for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino on Off The Ball, as quoted by Newstalk Radio Station, making the surprise statement that he believes the striker is worth at least £25 million.

The Leeds United legend, who won the First Division championship twice under Don Revie, cited Raheem Sterling's value as the reason why Berahino should be worth so much in the current market.

The 74-year-old told Off The Ball: ''If [Raheem] Sterling can go for £50 million, this lad [Berahino] is worth at least £25 million.'' 

According to the BBC, Tottenham had a £15 million bid rejected for the 22-year-old on Tuesday and the race for his signature looks far from over.

On Thursday, the Mirror reported that West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace was adamant that the England under-21 international wouldn't go without a fight and that only a request to depart from the player would force the issue. 

How much is Berahino worth in the current market? 

The former Peterborough United loan star has become one of England's most sought after players over the past two seasons and the money it could take to sign him could be eye-watering. 

Peace, who has a reputation of playing hard-ball during transfer negotiations, will want to ensure that Berahino only leaves at the club's say so and that the fee received is more than fair for his services and current potential.

At 22, he still has a lot of room for development and under a good coach, he could excel into a regular in the England side. 

Spurs will be eager to partner him and Harry Kane together in order to pair, what could be, the country's number one strike partnership in the future. 

£25 million is a lot of money, however, as shown by the inflation of player valuation in the past five years, that figure could still rise exponentially in the future.

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