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Celtic should make loan move for Saido Berahino of Stoke City

Saido Berahino of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 30, 2017 in London, England.

Celtic could benefit from bringing in Saido Berahino on loan from Stoke City in the summer.

Saido Berahino of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 30, 2017 in London, England.

Celtic should offer Saido Berahino a chance to revive his career at the end of the season.

Berahino’s move to Stoke City has proven to be nothing short of a disaster, as he has failed to score since moving to the Potteries.

Berahino has now not seen his name on a scoresheet since way back in February 2016, with his form highly worrying.

The striker has just been banished to Stoke’s reserves, but Celtic should not be put off by Berahino’s struggles.

Saido Berahino of Stoke City looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton at Bet365 Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

The Burundi-born finisher was once regarded as one of the Premier League’s top talents, and if Brendan Rodgers could coax him back to his best, there is no doubting he would be an excellent addition.

Berahino hit 14 goals in a Premier League season back in 2015/16, when he was with West Bromwich Albion, which is proof he does know where the goal is.

Rodgers is great at developing players who have rather lost their way, and a move to Celtic could be perfect for Berahino.

Saido Berahino of Stoke City and Virgil van Dijk of Southampton compete for the ball  during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton at Bet365 Stadium on September 30,...

Celtic would have to cope with finding a way to come to a deal with Stoke over Berahino’s £70,000-a-week wages, but that shouldn’t be a problem.

No team which is able to pay those sort of salaries is going to be interested in Berahino right now, which means Stoke must realise that they are going to have to subsidise any loan move.

And a switch to Celtic could be the only way for Stoke to actually see Berahino’s price-tag rise again.

Celtic are a side who play on the front foot, create plenty of chances, and they could be the perfect place for Berahino to start discovering the sort of form which earned him a place in an England squad not so long ago again.

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