Newcastle Interested in Signing Saido Berahino

There’s a report out in the Sun today that Newcastle are interested in 21 year-old West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, although his fee is likely to be very high, and some top clubs like Manchester City are also interested in signing the 13 times capped England U21 player – who has scored a good 10 goals at that level.

Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino – Newcastle interested

Everton and Southampton are the two other clubs said to be interested in the Burundi-born player.

Last season Berahino had a breakout season at the Hawthorns scoring 20 goals in 45 games for West Brom.

The fee for him is said to be close to £20M, and it’s not surprising West Brom would like to keep the striker,  who joined them way back in 2004, when he was just 10 years old.

Manchester City are said to be leading the chase for the top young striker, and the restrictions placed on the Manchester club last summer by UEFA because of not meeting the Financial Fair Play rules, have now been lifted.

We’re sure West Brom manager Tony Pulis would like to keep Saido, but Pulis could also do a lot with £20M as he tries to strengthen the West Brom side this summer.

It will be very tough for Newcastle to sign this player, if the reports are correct and Manchester City want to sign him.

Saido has played for all the England Youth sides and has made 46 appearances for England at various level up to U21 level, and has scored 24 goals.

He has been on loan at Northampton, Brentford and Peterborough United in past seasons to gain experience, and in 32 total appearances out on loan he has scored 14 goals.

At West Brom he’s played 81 times with 29 goals – so this lad definitely knows where the net is.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #1

    I think no chance. Just like we will have no chance of Patrick Viera becoming our new head coach.

  • jane

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ve posted a couple of times this player is quality. on his Wikipedia page it says..

    “interview with Sky Sports in which he declared that he was playing in order to get a transfer to a “bigger” club.”

    so not sure we qualify at the moment.

  • expatmag

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3


  • Wayayman

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t rate him, and he’s apparently got a stinking attitude. Sounds like we’ll get him then.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Previous thread.
    Sydney Toon,
    Not a bad post but bad call about KK, he was playing good time he got shat on.
    Why do people insist on defending our model with the fact that at other clubs managers do not have the final say. This is fair enough, but I would really like to know how many other clubs in the WORLD have an equivalent of Lee Churnley and Mike Ashley making those decisions.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #6

    A lot of positive stories knocking about at the moment. The usual garbage or an actual change of approach from the club, time will tell I guess. We should know soon though based on the managerial/head coach appointment.

    I’d be excited by the Viera appointment, even if not fully convinced. Done a fair bit of research into him and his coaching methods since yesterday, and most of it has been encouraging. High pressing, quick ball recovery, and an aim to play football through transitional phases in a fast attacking style. I still stand by that he would need an experienced head, preferably above him as a DoF, or technical director as well as extra coaching staff/ replacement staff.

    Just that appointment would boost any positive feeling for me, a gamble sure, but also a complete change in the club’s thinking. I think that is the biggest positive.

    Then Berahino, would be a great signing provided we also get either Mitrovic or Austin (or both). Would help to give us options, a group of strikers featuring Austin, Mitrovic, Berahino and Perez is exciting, and each knows the way to goal. Riviere is there if we get desperate… I leave out Cisse as I think he is likely to leave.

    Such a great opportunity for a statement of intent by the club, whether they do it or not remains to be seen.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Bigger than West Brom? Course we do. The interesting thing would be how big he aims. He isn’t good enough for a City, Chelsea, Arsenal at the moment, and would just be on the bench there. His best move is probably to a club like ourselves, where he gets used to large crowds, greater pressure whilst also getting regular football.

    Whether his Mr 15% would feel the same way, and how grounded he is are the big issues. Big bucks at the top clubs have ruined a number of players. Hopefully he would realise this, but….

  • Sav

    Jun 1, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m interested in buying a Ferrari.

  • KevinLee

    Jun 1, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Newcastle interested in Fat Mike’s PIG MOM


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