He said: “There’s talk of Berahino, which wouldn't surprise me. He’s not getting any game time at West Brom, and he’s young and English which fits the criteria for Tottenham. He’ll give Harry Kane a hand, as N’Jie has been out and Son isn’t really a striker. I would expect Tottenham to sign one [a striker].”
Berahino was one of Tottenham’s priority targets over the summer, but they failed to complete a deal for him, and left a sour relationship between themselves and the West Brom management.
Failing to sign Berahino left Spurs with no natural striker as back-up to Harry Kane, and the young forward has been forced to lead the line by himself for the first half of the season.
Kane is more than good enough for this role, but the lack of back-up means he is being forced to play when not fully fit, with Heung-Min Son not an orthodox striker, and Clinton N’Jie yet to truly impress.
This has led to suggestions that another striker could be signed by Mauricio Pochettino in January, and Murphy would not be surprised to see Berahino leave West Brom for White Hart Lane this month.
He claims that Berahino fits the Spurs philosophy, being young and English, and as a back-up forward he would be a fantastic option for the Lilywhites.
There have been no indications yet this month that the North London club are ready to make an approach for him, but it would come as no surprise to see Spurs move for Berahino in a few weeks.