Saido Berahino Could Be Better Option For Newcastle


The Express is reporting today that Newcastle may have turned away from QPR striker Charlie Austin because of their inability to reach a fee with QPR, and could now go after 21 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

It’s what the Express is calling an exclusive, but whether the report is accurate is another matter.

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Saido Berahino in action for West Brom last season

The report suggests that Newcastle have made an inquiry for Berahino, with Tottenham having been the favorites to sign the Burundi born striker this summer.

Saido will turn 22 on Tuesday but Austin will be 27 next month so Saido is a good five years younger than Charlie with more potential and he would cost around £20M compared to the £15M QPR want for Austin.

West Brom want to keep Saido at The Hawthorns which is why they are asking £20M for him, in the hopes that it puts off other clubs.

But Newcastle have shown this season they are now willing to spend big money on players, and could launch a decent bid for the 21 year-old who has represented England at every Youth level from U16, and has 11 appearances for the U21 side with 10 goals.

Lats season Saido scored 20 goals in 45 total appearances for West Brom, so he has class and can score goals at the highest level.

Last year he hit 14 Premier League goals in 38 league appearances, and at 21 he has a good future in the game.

Newcastle may think £20M for Saido Berahino is better value than £15M for Charlie Austin, given the ages and potential of the two strikers.

But it does appear that Steve McClaren wants Charlie Austin to join Newcastle this summer – so we’ll have to wait and see if there’s any bid goes in from Newcastle for the Burundi-born player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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108 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Very good youngster but I’d be amazed if we shelled out that amount on anyone and if we did and then failed to address the back four it would be criminal imo

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  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #2

    1 nil out..
    3-4 in..

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #3

    W

    Sorry that my opinion gives you that impression, I honestly believe that they should get a fair chance in the squad. I think that they will suprise.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    check…… that goal tally may well be close which would be a good start…….. my question is how many do you think we will concede

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  • colwell

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Much better option then Austin!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Jack

    The likes of Marveuax and Vukic are the type of players we need to ship out as they have giving us nothing in their time here, they are simply not good enough and are being carried by NUFC.

    The entire squad needs to be overhauled and its players like these two along with Obertan, Sammy, Willo and Colo who need to be sold/released

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Beta Gini (apparently the auto correction of Berahino)

    That would be a better idea then Austin, proven scorer in the premier league over two seasons and he also has the age advantage.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8

    JB
    I dont think Ashley will unless they start calling him names (/telling the truth) like Barton did

    Jack
    Vuckic is made of glass and too slow to play out wide and Marv doesnt make the right decisions (and goes missing a lot), plus neither are close to the first team so starting them in the first match just isnt going to happen

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #9

    20mill according to who? Am sure I saw Brom say they wanted 25/30mil

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  • davetoon

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #10

    I can see why SMc needs to play both Anita and Colback to ptotect our CBs but it will cost us going forward. Also wish they would let us know whats happening with Collo

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Why would we pay 20 mill for this kid and yet baulk at 12 mill for Bony….Laughable

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #12

    15 to 20 million would about right imo but in today’s marker they’d want a lot more, but it’s a non starter for us

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #13

    JB

    They gave us nothing because they were never played, Marveaux in our Europa league season was one of our most creative players, I’m pretty sure he got the most assists in our team that season.

    Vuckic is built for the premier league and would fit in with the style of play that McClaren is creating. He has great awareness and a cracking left foot, a great knowledge of the game too. I believe that Gini, Mitrovic and Anita would thrive off players like these in the team. They deserve a chance since they didn’t get a pre-season.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Dave

    Spot on mate, I think we are so worried about our fragile back line it hinders our attacking play as we are afraid to leave them exposed.

    You always build from the back, get a settled, strong defence and go on from there, but this being NUFC, we look at every striker and attacking midfielder with a pair of boots

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #15

    W

    Sometimes you don’t need pace out wide, I’m pretty sure that’s what everyone is complaining about. The fact that our wingers are fast without end product, Vuckic is a good technical footballer that can whip a ball in or cut in and bend one in the far corner. Like he did for Rangers many times. And don’t say ‘the Scottish championship is a rubbish league so he wouldn’t be able to do that in the premier league’. Yes it’s a shjte league, but he has still shown the ability to do that. At least he would have end product!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Jack

    He got the most assists in a team that rarely scored a goal so that was no great achievement. Vukic is way to slow in both physical pace and speed of thought and gets crowded out of games very, very easily, not to mention the kid is made of balsa wood.

    This is our biggest issue, we cling to players being better than they really are and that’s why we are in our current state

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Ok, maybe they shouldn’t start straight away, but I really hope they are used at some point this season. They will both have something to prove. But i really don’t want socks to play, looks really bad in a team trying to play football.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Cech could be the best piece of business done by any side this season

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Edin dzeko for 14 mill. A good deal for Roma

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #20

    JB

    Surely it is a great achievement he managed to create assists in a team that aren’t scoring? He’s a tidy player that would fit into this new philosophy, but I agree, they shouldn’t go straight into the squad.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Having 2 covering players will likely mean that SDJ misses out

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Jack
    When Vuckic sneezes his legs explode. Scottish second division is muck…Scottish top division is poor in all fairness, so a lot of players can shine there fact is he wont get the time or space in the PL so it does make a difference

    He has no chance at NUFC for me

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Jack

    I’d be amazed if either of them figured in SM long term plans and I think both will go before the window closes

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  • davetoon

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Vukic has done little with the limited opportunities that he has had. Did he play in those horrible games against Brighton? I just can’t see him beimg up to yhe standard we need

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #25

    so vuksic is either made of glass or balsa wood…interesting.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #26

    JB
    Can see why Jose didnt want to sell him heart got the best of him

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Vukic looks good when he has time and space, but in this league time and space are two things you don’t get unless you are a very intelligent player which sadly, he is not

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #28

    W

    Didn’t stop him from not getting injured in Scotland. How do you know? He could well get that space, can you see into the future?

    JB

    Lets agree to disagree 🙂 we clearly are getting nowhere.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #29

    WWSBRD

    Really surprised they sold him to Arsenal as they are direct rivals and I really hope it comes back to bite them firmly in the rear as I’d love to see Arsenal win the league and Jose fail

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Jack
    Then long may his career continue up North. Well if the Scottish second division fullbacks are on par with the PLs then I think someone needs to take a solid look at the English top division….or we need to get scouting before someone uncovers this gold mine of defensive talent

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Vuckic is too slow, to the point he is almost pedestrian. He has a load of ability it just takes him too long to execute a thought to an action.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #32

    If Vukic was that good championship clubs would be beating our door down looking for a loan deal

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #33

    W

    We have players that are good enough to find Vuckic in space.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #34

    How BT can pay so much for the rights to games then employ Owen as a commentator is beyond me

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    jack b

    his voice is like finger nails being dragged along a blackboard

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Does this not fill you with hope that Vuckic can make it in the premier league?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nbUGGIPPHSU

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Saido Berahino –
    wi giv owa man – TOON pay twenty million –
    Rather pay tewnty million and get two or three decent defenders than another forward

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Beer

    He has the personality of house brick and is monotone voice kills any excitement coming from the play

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Jack
    And we have good enough players that he doesnt need to be in the squad

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #40

    W

    Holy poo you really don’t like him do you? llol

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