Charlie Nicholas says West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino would only be a bench-warmer at Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly held an interest in signing Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion for a long time.

Charlie Nicholas has questioned why Tottenham Hotspur are interested in West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on December 5th.

The Daily Mail have suggested that Spurs will make a bid for Berahino in the January transfer window, after they failed to force through a deal in the summer.

However, Nicholas has suggested that the 22-year-old won’t fit into the starting line-up at White Hart Lane, as their squad already has enough attacking options.

“If Berahino goes there, where’s he going to play him,” Nicholas questioned. “Dele Alli’s now became an established man, and they play him further forward.

“Pochettino likes playing his system, so where’s he going to play him? He’s going to be a bench-warmer.”

Berahino has made no secret of his desire to leave West Brom, and he handed a transfer request in over the summer to try and force his way out of the Hawthorns.

On that occasion, his request was rejected – but Berahino’s form has clearly been affected by off the field speculation.

The clinical finisher has failed to show his best so far this campaign, and he is currently playing a back-up role for the Baggies.

Berahino has only scored three goals in the 11 matches he has played for Albion so far this season, and he hasn’t hit the back of the net in any of his last four matches.

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