Saido Berahino Keen To Join Newcastle

The Mail is reporting that the 22 year-old England U21 International Saido Berahino has made it clear that he would like to join Newcastle this month, but it´s all still dependent on West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace as  it looks like he wants to get as high a fee as possible for the want away star – and maybe willing to wait for the summer to get that massive fee.

You cannot blame Saido for wanting to leave the Baggies, because he is not getting much playing time by manager Tony Pulis and he’s also in the bad books at West Brom for demanding a move to Spurs last summer and threatening to go on strike.

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Saido Berahino – keen to join Newcastle United

When that kind of thing happens it´s hard to stay at the club, as Newcastle found out with Yohan Cabaye, who went on strike to force a move through to Arsenal in August of 2013 and was sold to PSG the following January.

Newcastle just replaced Cabaye two years later with the impressive looking Jonjo Shelvey last week – and we wonder why we’ve been struggling?

Steve McClaren seems to be trying to persuade Lee Charnley and Graham Carr and of course owner Mike Ashley to come up with some big money to sign Berahino, but the West Brom Chairman could be playing games and have no real wish to sell his striker this month.

That´s the problem Newcastle face because we need a striker brought in during January and the window runs out a week come Monday.

It would be a coup if Newcastle can get Berahino through the door in the next 10 days, but our feeling is the smaller clubs (the less wealthy may be more accurate) like West Brom will try to get as much as possible from the bigger clubs for their stars.

In the Deloitte Money League issued yesterday Newcastle are the 17th richest club in the world, but warn that Newcastle will need to improve their team significantly if we want to stay there or get even higher up that particular league.

There doesn´t seem to be much change from yesterday in Newcastle´s situation with Berahino from what we can tell – but of course on the other side of things a breakthrough can come quickly.

We hope that happens.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #1

    He wanted to go to Spus, – perhaps his ambition was to play with Andros Townsend . . .

  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Of course there’ll be no change from yesterday.

    Charnley’s in charge of transfers and he’ll still be in recovery mode if he’s had any conversations with Levy over Townsend!

  • Thump

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #3

    “The Mail”


  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #4


    That sounds plausible – playing with Townsend’ll be what any ambitious player’d want!

  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #5

    So some of the big hitters like the Journal report that Newcastle are cooling their interest in Townsend and Berahino, but the Mail decide they could still sell a couple of copies with a story of how Berahino want’s to move to Newcastle.

    I don’t see ant direct quotes in that piece.

  • cyprus

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #6

    So we need a speedy small CF with proven potential to score and who will bed in fast…

    Sometimes the answer is right in front if you.

    Apologise to Coventry, bring him in.

  • spitfire_

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Tottenham will get Berahino, and we will pay the half of the sum by buying Townsend. Everyone happy… not.

  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #8

    I very much doubt after what happened last time Berahino and his team of agents would divulge again where he wants to go because it makes it easier for West Brom to negotiate an inflated price and be very awkward in any transfer talks.

    And I don’t believe West Brom will want to wait til the summer to get a better price because they’re not playing him anyway and why would anyone pay more for a player in the summer when he’s been on the bench for a year resembling jabba the hut.

    I don’t think we’ll get him TBH…this all sounds like brinkmanship and I think we’re just a patsy in a another deal that’s gonna happen in the next 10 days.

  • cyprus

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Firebug, read your reply a few posts back. We both want to hope for better.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #10

    On the subject of the Mail
    The Sun is still saying we want Gomis

  • expatmag

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #11

    I doubt we are or were ever realistically in for either player

    Ashley is probably more interested in getting the likes of Tiote Williamson and Gouffran out for significant transfer fees and salary savings than bringing anyone else in.

    Wait for the next article from McLaren……..Riviere is fit and is like a new signing

  • cyprus

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Sparky read your comment too, on same subject. Think it was about the same dilemma. Has MA decided to play the big hand ?

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #13


    He’s very very good apparently. Near enough like a new signing then.

    Thanks shteve.

  • expatmag

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #14

    And one more thing while I am feeling angry


    I have known him for over 40 years……the barsteward

  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #15


    Thought Coventry had already signed a five month extension that doesn’t allow Arma to come back.

    Do you know any different?

  • archaeomag

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Fight Fight Fight?

  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #17


    From yesterday?

    Basically all we have as fans at the moment is hope, we hope that we can bring in players that will improve the squad, and that does seem to be happening, long may it continue.

    I am still very worried that the wheels will come off, I don’t think SM will be the man to take us to the glory of a cup or fourth place finish that Ashley dreams off, but he is good enough to steady the ship in the short term.

    Our club is saved not by Ashley but by the amount of TV money being ploughed into the league, money that has been wasted over the years on the player front.

    So I am happy with the recent changes, but whist hopeful for the future I remain sceptical; especially of Ashley’s intentions.

    The man cannot be trusted, he could stand in front you smiling and promising the world, and it wouldn’t be until you got home that you realize he took your wallet out of you back pocket.

  • cyprus

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Sparky, no idea on that

  • mindshaft

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Doesn’t look like Saido has much choice, we are the only club in for him !
    Bizarre that we are only looking at midfield and strikers given the amount of goals we ship … can only presume McClaren sees we aren’t defending as a team and are just leaving the back four on there own to get on with it

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Lilongwe…the premise of Danish football are built on bringing talent through. We had a period sadly where foreigners working in Denmark (was applied to sports as well) could come here for 3 years more or less tax free. That ruined football for a while.

    The right to dream academy I Ghana is about bringing talent through. The Brantford owner bought FC Midtjylland and has done well.

    I think it will be good for Danish football; but it has to be controlled some how. Don’t want it to be a talent playground for bigger clubs in Europe.

  • Belfast

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #21

    Well I had a few offers, but once Spurs came in there was only one place I wanted to go blah blah blah

    We’re just being used by his agents imo.

    Tottenham may call their bluff though, so there’s still a small possibility that we’ll sign him.

  • Belfast

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #22

    These bloody pportunists Jesper

  • cyprus

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #23

    I can’t decide on Steve yet. Some of the football I’ve seen us amazing, nothing like AP served, even in the 5th place season. Then again I’ve watched dross.

    On MA, he’s a strange billionaire. He seems shy, unassuming. He wanted to be one of the lads, they kicked him out. He’s faithful to even failed hires. He must have a ruthless streak.

    I, like experts in the field, just don’t know. It’s all speculation. He hates us and all that is myth, I think. He wants us to succeed big time, because he’s a winner and crazy rich. That’s why I tend to stick with him. Maybe I’m very wrong, who knows.

  • Belfast

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #24


  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #25


    It’s not brinkmanship we’re seeing, it’s the foreplay leading up to not being able to get them over that line again!

  • The Vicar

    Jan 22, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    I hope we don’t get him. He would be a disaster for us. Scores very few goals, difficult attitude, doesn’t really want to play for us anyway. Why would we want him, he’s a total waste of space


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