Report: Saido Berahino offered £70,000-per-week for Stoke City move

West Brom's Saido Berahino looks dejected after the game

The West Bromwich Albion striker is close to completing a move to Stoke City.

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in actionWest Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in action

Stoke City have offered Saido Berahino a huge £70,000-per-week to lure him from West Bromwich Albion, reports the Mirror.

The striker is reportedly close to a move to Mark Hughes’s side after they agreed on a £16million fee for his services.

The Baggies had initially rejected a £15 million offer for the striker earlier this week but a lack of interest from elsewhere saw the deal re-kindled at £16 million.

West Brom's Saido Berahino looks dejected after the gameWest Brom's Saido Berahino looks dejected after the game

And it transpires that it has taken a huge wage offer to lure him to the recently renamed bet365 stadium, with the Mirror reporting he sign a long term deal earning £70,000-per-week.

That will see him more than double his current wages of around £25,000-per-week (Daily Star) and simultaneously become the highest paid Potters star too, trumping Xherdan Shaqiri who currently earns £65,000-per-week (Daily Star).

Stoke manager Mark HughesStoke manager Mark Hughes

It is certainly a bold move from manager Mark Hughes, who is clearly keen to see his side take a further step forward in their development under his leadership.

His side are in need of a striker and the Welshman will be hoping that Berahino can justify his wage packet next season as they eye European qualification. 

West Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates scoring their third goalWest Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates scoring their third goal

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