Ray Wilkins offers his opinion on Saido Berahino’s reported price-tag of £30m

Saido Berahino

Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Stoke City are reportedly interested in the West Bromwich Albion striker.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (January 21) that Tottenham Hotspur will not sign Saido Berahino for £30 million.

According to The Sun, West Bromwich Albion want as much as £30m to sell the striker in the January transfer window.

Sky Sports have claimed that as many as four Premier League clubs are interested in the securing the services of the 22-year-old this month.

Tottenham, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Stoke City are all reported to want the former England Under-21 international.

When asked for his thoughts on the reported £30m price-tag that West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has placed on Berahino, Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (January 21): “I see in one paper that he has put a £30m label on his head now.

“Last year when Tottenham were in for him, it was just 20+. He seems to have stuck an enormous figure on his head. Now hopefully no one comes in and buys him for Tony Pulis.”

“I think if it was £20m, Tottenham would become very interested,” added Wilkins.

Berahino is a talented young player, but he has not played well so far this season. Asking £30 million for a striker who has scored just three goals in 17 Premier League games is too much.

True, the youngster scored 14 goals in 38 Premier League appearances last season, but Spurs would be spending £30m for essentially a back-up to Harry Kane.

Kane is Tottenham’s first-choice striker, and it does not make sense for the North London outfit to splash that much cash on a substitute player.

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