Tottenham therefore didn't get the striker before the deadline passed, meaning manager Mauricio Pochettino has to stick with what he has until at least January.
However, all hope is not lost for Pochettino in his bid to provide Harry Kane with support in the final third. New signing Son Heung-min impressed in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen and should add a threat in attack, but fellow arrival Clinton N'Jie should also play his part.
The Cameroon international, 22, arrived from Lyon earlier this summer, and whilst he is tipped to be one for the future, he can certainly show that Spurs didn't need Berahino all along this season.
Much like Berahino, N'Jie can play out wide or up front, and can threaten defences with his superb pace as well as hi trickery on the ball; attributes which helped him impress with Lyon last term.
N'Jie hit eight goals in 33 games last season, in what was his first full campaign in the first team - a similar record to Berahino's nine goals in 35 games during his first full season with West Brom.
On the international stage, N'Jie's six goals in 11 games for Cameroon is certainly an impressive record, and he has potential to get even better as he plays more first-team football at Spurs.
Missing out on Berahino was a blow for Tottenham, but having already signed N'Jie, they do have a player who can cause mayhem with his pace off the shoulder of the last man - and he now has a great chance of showing what he can do this season after the failure to sign Berahino.
If he impresses before January, Spurs could end their interest in Berahino altogether, meaning N'Jie should be looking to grasp his opportunity with both hands.