Following yesterday’s news that West Bromwich Albion had rejected their star striker’s request for a transfer out of the Hawthorns, the Midlands club have rejected a second bid for Saido Berahino.
The club had rejected a £15 million bid from Tottenham Hotspur last week and Tony Pulis’ men have rejected this second bid from the North London club, reportedly less than the £25m value that the Baggies have placed on the Burundi born striker.
Reports of the rejection of a second bid will represent a continued battle between Daniel Levy and Jeremy Peace for the striker who Mauricio Pochettino sees as the ideal partner for former England under-21 team-mate Harry Kane.
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The 22-year-old striker has previously stated his intention to play for a big club in the future, but West Brom will have hoped that the rebuffing of Spurs first bid would have deterred them from making any further enquiries for the hotly tipped forward.
Tony Pulis had assured fans in June that Berahino would remain a West Bromwich Albion player, but with the persistence in Spurs’ interest in the striker not waning, Berahino could still move in the next six days of the window.
The Welshman will be unhappy that Spurs interest has continued well into the start of the Premier League season and with the Baggies stumbling in their first three games and only scoring two goals, Tony Pulis will continue to hold on to the hope that Berahino can help Albion to their sixth successful Premier League season.
Berahino was dropped by his manager for Sunday’s game against champions Chelsea and it is currently unclear where Berahino’s future lies but it is almost certain that he will not start tonight’s game against Port Vale or Saturday’s game against Stoke City.
West Bromwich Albion still have Brown Ideye, Victor Anichebe and youngster Adil Nabi as well as new signings Rickie Lambert and Salomon Rondon but Baggies fans will be disappointed with Berahino’s willingness to leave the club after they gave him his stage to perform in the Premier League where he scored 14 goals last season.