Tottenham Hotspur could have added more goals and eased the pressure on Harry Kane if they had managed to sign the West Bromwich Albion star.
Tottenham Hotspur had a pretty good summer transfer window, but their manager Mauricio Pochettino did not quite manage to sign all the players he was after.
As reported by the Daily Mail among others, Tottenham made bid after bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino only to see Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace rebuff the lot, and when you reflect on Spurs’ season to date, surely missing out on Berahino is their biggest transfer regret of 2015.
Harry Kane has failed to impress so far this season, scoring just one goal in 11 matches, and while that strike came against Manchester City in a wonderful 4-1 victory, the 22-year-old is quite simply off the boil.
Signing Berahino would have relieved the pressure on Kane and potentially reinvigorated him after a busy summer, giving him a strike partner whose presence could have prompted a second wind.
Heung-Min Son has done his bit, and Clinton N’Jie looks like a very good signing from his cameo appearances to date, but what Tottenham need is regular goal-scorers and Berahino fits the bill perfectly.
Again relying on Kane to play the majority of games up front on his own was always going to be a risk for Pochettino, which is no doubt why he tried so hard to bring in the West Brom star.
But it was not to be, and it will be interesting to see what Tottenham do in January if Kane is still struggling for form.