The Sunday People is reporting today the Newcastle striker target Saido Berahino has hired a personal trainer to get fit, so he´s ready in case there is any transfer business done tomorrow for him.
Newcastle are presumably thinking that a last minute deal could still be done to land the 22 year-old striker, who started for West Brom against Peterborough yesterday in the FA Cup 4th round and scored both their goals in the 2-2 draw.
Saido Berahino – after scoring against Peterborough yesterday
Berahino has said to have taken matters into his own hands as far as his fitness is concerned and has been at the West Brom training ground undergoing work-outs one-on-one with a personal trainer to keep fit.
Andros Townsend also kept himself fighting fit while he was in a similar position at Tottenham, after he was also left out on the cold by manager Mauricio Pochettino – and he is now at Newcastle after a £12M transfer deal that went through last week.
When Andros arrived at Newcastle last week he said he was in the best condition of his life.
That came after Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy changed his mind on the fe, after Mike Ashley is said to have called him and a compromise fee of £12M was agreed with Newcastle.
Newcastle are hoping the same thing will happen with West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace tomorrow – and that he will relent and sell Berahino before the window closes at 11:00 pm tomorrow night.
It seems a strange story to put out in the People today, but maybe there is some truth that West Brom could relent and sell Berahino.
But why would West Brom want to sell their top striker to Newcastle, when we meet the Baggies next Saturday at home and a win could take us within four points of them?
West Brom are by no means clear of the relegation zone with 15 games remaining.
And Tottenham are £12M better off now financially and will no doubt try again to get Saido to White Hart Lane should Jeremy Peace allow the 22 year-old to leave and resurrect his career elsewhere.
But his two goals yesterday for West Brom will hardly have helped Newcastle´s situation and either the Baggies will not sell or the price will have gone up.
What do you think?