Will Tottenham refusing to pay up for Saido Berahino come back to haunt them?

Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino has a chance to send a message to Tottenham Hotspur this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur take on West Bromwich Albion hoping to keep their Premier League title tilt going, knowing a slip up could be disastrous.

Spurs are heavy favourites to beat the Baggies, who lost on Thursday night away to out of form Arsenal, putting in a limp display.

Yet West Brom have one striker who will be motivated for this particular fixture more than any other: Saido Berahino.

Berahino came close to signing for Spurs in the summer, but they could not agree a deal with West Brom, offering staged payments due to an up front transfer fee. This was a policy chairman Daniel Levy defended in September, via SkySports, with Spurs missing out on a striker altogether, having directed all their efforts towards signing the Baggies striker.

The former England under-21 ace has struggled this season, getting distracted by the failed transfer talk, and similarly did not clinch a move in January.

Now he has the perfect chance to make an impact on the big stage in front of the camera as they take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and send a message to the club who tried to sign him.

Tottenham have got away with not signing another out and out striker this season, with Harry Kane staying fit and replicating his 2014/15 form.

But if they were to stumble so close to the end of the season as a result of a crucial Berahino goal, failing to pay the fee in the way West Brom wanted, could become a very costly mistake for Spurs.

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