Newcastle Want Top Premier League Striker In January

There is news on Sunday in the Star – in what they are calling an exclusive – that Newcastle will go after West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

The 22 year-old will be in great demand if indeed he’s made available and the fee will probably be close to 25M and we wonder if Newcastle will be prepared to pay that amount when for instance 26 year-old Charlie Austin of QPR will be a lot cheaper with his contract running out next June.

saido berahino

Saido Berahino – 22 year-old West Brom striker

In the summer Spurs had at least two bids turned down for Berahino, who then threatened to go on strike  to try to get the deal to go through – much like what Yohan Cabaye did in August of 2013 at Newcastle when Arsenal bid for him.

Saido also had a written transfer request turned down by West Brom in the summer.

The news is that because of the bad blood now existing between Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy and West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace – Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is confident Newcastle can get a deal completed for Berahino in January.

Berahino wants to leave West Brom, but we wonder if he would be attracted to Newcastle  since we are at the moment below West Brom in the Premier League table.

The feud in the summer had West Brom’s Pearce accusing Levy of trying to unsettle the West Brom striker.

Whether there is any chance that Newcastle can go in and sign Berahino in January is doubtful at best.

Saido joined West Brom back in 2004 and he came through the Youth Academy and has made 88 appearances for the first team with 32 goals.

Berahino has also played on loan at Northampton, Brentford and Peterborough where he played a total of 33 games and scored 12 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh Dear
    I think this ties in with Spurs interest in Ayoze Perez , I hope not , but my antennae are twitching , I sense some horse trading at the top level twixt owners !!!!

  • Jib

    Nov 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Please let me be wrong

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 15, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #3

    you normally are!

  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Apologies to Ed but this extract from another blog post is worrying – we’re in the pits of the Prem; can we really afford to prioritise sales over buying new players?

  • expatmag

    Nov 15, 2015 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Pie in the sky

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #6

    If we get Berahino or Austin does that mean Perez will be shifted onto the wing or put on the bench? I wouldn’t put either of those two in our team at the moment. We’d be better off bringing in a top DM & CB: Matip & Carrick or Xhaka if at all possible.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 15, 2015 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Berahino No.

    We already have little strikers in Perez, Arma, De Jong, Rivere.

    Lassoga, Austin, Bost. It’s what need to be back ups for Mitrovic.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #8


    I would prefer we were interested in a in-form forward instead of just thinking resell value.

    Neither Berahino nor Austin seem to be what we need right now. Austin might make more sense right now?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #9

    …of the two.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #10


    Lassoga and Dost for me. On form and playing now.

    But wat we need is a CM CB and CF.

    For Winter window:
    Vestergaad, Xhaka, Lassoga.
    Williamson, Goufrann, Cisse.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #11

    SQUAD for rest of the season:

    GK: Darlow, Elliot, Woodman
    RB: Janmmatt, Mbabu
    LB: Dummett, Haidara
    CB: Vestergaad, Colo, Mbemba, Taylor, Lasceles
    RM: Sissoko, Aarons, Obertan
    LM: Wijnaldum, Thauvin, Marvuex
    CM: Xhaka, Colback, Tiote, Anita
    CF: Perez, Mitrovic, Lassago, Rivere, De Jong

    I think that can take us thru the season and that is a good squad.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Elliott, Colo, Tiote, Aarons, Thauvin, De Jong, Lassoga

  • sparky55

    Nov 15, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Another nothing headline from the erstwhile Ed…Bera has no intention of coming here whatsoever…hardly as step up is it!

    any why FFS would we want to buy another striker in this specific up and coming window when our considerable problems lie elsewhere on the pitch…certainly not up top that’s for sure

  • James RS

    Nov 15, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Berahino will prove to be a waste of a lot of money. Don’t rate him that highly as there are a lot better valued strikers on the market. We could save ourselves 20 million and buy Austin for example instead. Berahino No

  • lochinvar

    Nov 15, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #15

    A report in the Star ? About as reliable or plausible as the Beano. Clearly Trainee Reporters doing their apprenticeships.
    Unless of course Ashley is sitting on a £40 million offer for Perez – if he’s as good as that then he goes nowhere .


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