West Brom director Richard Garlick claims another club made enquiry for Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino

Tottenham were not the only team looking to sign West Brom forward Saido Berahino over the summer.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, West Brom director of football administration Richard Garlick has claimed that Tottenham were not the only team who wanted to sign Saido Berahino, having fielded another enquiry for the striker in June.

Garlick said: “There was a lot of press speculation a lot of rumours about what was going to happen, somebody was going to come in this club was going to come in that club was going to come in. I had one enquiry from a club who I won't name right at the start of June, just generally asking what the plans were with him, but no offers just a general chit chat like often happens and that was it.”

Garlick is unwilling to name the club who made an enquiry into Berahino, but it proves that Spurs were not the only side fighting for his signature.

Other teams said to be keen on signing the 22-year-old striker over the summer were the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, according to the Mail.

However, this unnamed club never made a formal approach to West Brom, only holding talks with the club concerning his availability.

This is different to Spurs, who actually made four official offers for the youngster, which were all rejected by the Baggies as they had no desire to sell a player key to their future.

Berahino stayed at the Hawthorns past the close of the transfer window, but his future is still in doubt. There are no indications that he will ever play for West Brom again, even if Tony Pulis wants him to, and a transfer away from the club will surely come about before too long.

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