The West Bromwich Albion player continues to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur.
In light of the latest claims, along with Berahino’s much publicised frustration at failing to secure a move to White Hart Lane in the summer, is the England under-21 international’s proposed move to Tottenham the most inevitable of 2016?
According to the Mail, Berahino is resisting all attempts to extend his current contract, and with that expiring in the summer of 2017 the Baggies will know that with every passing transfer window his value will decrease significantly from here on.
As for Tottenham, they remain in need of an additional out-and-out striker despite the recent signings of Clinton N’Jie and Heung-Min Son and a long-term partnership with Harry Kane could work wonders.
This season Berahino has knuckled down and focused on doing what he does best for West Brom, scoring three goals in his last seven Premier League matches.
While he missed a wonderful chance to equalise against Manchester United at the weekend Berahino’s importance to West Brom is undeniable, but so is the fact that Tottenham are unlikely to forget about him the longer he shows signs of wishing to move on.
If Berahino signs a new deal at the Baggies, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will know his counterpart Jeremy Peace will hold all the cards at the negotiating table, but if the player continues to see out his contract, surely a move to White Hart Lane is only a matter of time…