It doesn’t look like Newcastle are waiting for tomorrow to come before they make their bid for Saido Berahino, with Sky Sports reporting that Newcastle have just bid a whopping £21M for the England U21 International.
Don’t be surprised if this first bid from Newcastle is turned down – the real question is how high are Newcastle willing to go to try to get their man?
Saido Berahino – Newcastle launch £21M record bid
And Newcastle will be paying cash up front – unlike Spurs if they come in with a bid – it will be via installments.
By coming in now with about 32 hours left in the window Newcastle have given West Brom time to get in a new striker – like Jordan Rhodes for example from Blackburn.
This is a good well thought out move by Newcastle.
It’s also obvious the powers that be at Newcastle are really worried about relegation and they are going all out like there is no tomorrow.
If we get relegated there may be no tomorrow.
If Newcastle somehow get a bid accepted for Saido, it will be the most Newcastle have ever paid our for a player, beating the £17M we paid Real Madrid for Michael Owen in the summer of 2005.
It will also bring the spending this month to a whopping £50M – and an enormous £102M since last season.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 31, 2016