Paul Merson predicts West Brom striker Saido Berahino will sign for Tottenham this summer

Saido Berahino

Paul Merson believes Saido Berahino will sign for Tottenham this summer.

Pundit Paul Merson has told Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday, aired on Saturday 16th April, that he thinks Tottenham will sign West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino this summer.

Berahino, 22, smashed 20 goals for the Baggies last season, and those exploits in front of goal triggered major interest in his signature during last summer's transfer window.

Spurs, according to Sky Sports, made four bids for Berahino, but saw all of them rejected as West Brom stood firm and kept hold of their young goalscorer - prompting Berahino to send a tweet claiming he would never play for the club again whilst Jeremy Peace is the chairman.

Unsurprisingly, that claim didn't hold up. Berahino has hit seven goals in 30 games having worked his way back into Tony Pulis' thinking, and is currently in the headlines for having two penalties saved against Watford on Saturday - and speculation continues to surround his future.

In fact, the topic of Berahino's future was brought up on Saturday's edition of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday, with pundits discussing where he will be playing next season.

Former Arsenal ace Paul Merson suggested that he can't see Berahino being a West Brom player next term, and predicted that he will sign for Tottenham this summer after last year's saga.

Merson also suggested that even though Berahino would be second choice to Harry Kane, Tottenham will be playing so many games that he will still play plenty of first-team football at White Hart Lane.

"I don't think Berahino will be there next season," said Merson. "I think he'll go to Tottenham if I'm being honest. Tottenham need a centre forward, and I think he ticks the boxes for them. I think he does a job, I think he's a good player."

"There are going to be a lot of games for Tottenham next season, they're going to be in the Champions League and I expect them to get through the group stage of the Champions League as they're a good team. Then you've got the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup and 38 very difficult Premier League games. You're going to play enough games," he added.

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