Myhill: Big teams want Saido Berahino because of his substance

Saido Berahino

Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked with West Brom striker Berahino.

Boaz Myhill has spoken to the Birmingham Mail about West Brom teammate Saido Berahino, stating that his ‘substance’ is the reason some of the biggest Premier League sides want to sign him.

The Baggies’ goalkeeper said: “He has always had quite a bit of substance, he is good young player and that's why big teams are interested in him. It's a learning curve for someone his age to have that attention.”

Berahino was the centre of a long transfer saga over the summer transfer window, which saw Tottenham fail in four bids for the young striker.

The Guardian reports that West Brom refused to sell the 22-year-old as Spurs’ valuation was far off what they believe the striker is worth, but it is expected that the North London club will go back in for him in the January transfer window.

The Mirror have also reported that another team wants Berahino in January as well, with Manchester United said to be keen on the youngster, considering he has shown a wealth of potential in his short career.

Following the collapse of his move to Spurs in the summer, Berahino appeared unwilling to return to playing with West Brom, but after being slowly re-incorporated back into the side by Tony Pulis, Berahino has become a key player again.

He has scored three goals in his last four games, helping Pulis’ men pick up two wins in that run of fixtures, and looks to be back in favour at the Hawhtorns.

It is clear that the Berahino saga has not yet ended, but right now, West Brom are the club lucky enough to be able to call on the talented goalscorer as Pulis looks to lead them away from the relegation places.

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