Everton Could Beat Newcastle To Premier League Striker


The Mail is reporting that Everton are keen on signing former Newcastle striker target Saido Berahino of West Brom in the January transfer window.

Newcastle had bid a whopping £25M for the striker last January in an unsuccessful attempt to get him to Tyneside to help save us from relegation, but since then lack of form and injuries have restricted Saido’s playing time at West Brom.

We had surmised a week ago if Newcastle would still be interested in the player next month, since his price would be a lot less than the £25M we were willing to pay for him just under a year ago.

His contract at West Brom ends next June when he will become a free agent, although the Baggies are still be due compensation with the player coming through the West Brom Youth Academy.

West Brom striker Saido Berahino – Everton interested

The Mail is reporting that Everton have made an initial enquiry for the 23 year-old England U21 striker.

While Saido hasn’t done much in the last two seasons he proved back in 2014-2015 that he could score goals in the Premier League.

In 45 appearances he hit a good 20 goals and it seems Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants another striker at Goodison Park next month.

If the news is true it’s unlikely Newcastle can persuade him to come to Tyneside – always assuming Rafa thinks he could add some goals to the Newcastle attack.

And with our poor results over the last six league games – we have lost three of them – automatic promotion may no longer be a given for the club and that will not help us in trying to sign Premier League players next month.

Newcastle need another guaranteed striker in the ranks to support Dwight Gayle, with both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez struggling to make the first team this season.

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14 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    I certainly bleeding hope so Ed

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  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Another really dodgy red card at the Amex stadium QPR down to 10.

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    why cant we get a ref like brighton have got today? sending players off for nowt – in our favour

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  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Go on Ian
    I think Holloway will chin the ref at the end of this game !!!

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Brighton..
    Them’s the breaks.
    Was that a sending off? Don’t think so.
    Goal difference is gonna get closer now as well.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Didn’t watch the game till early this morning as I was out with friends.

    My impression of the game is that we were kicked off the park with the help of the ref. So again we were playing 12 men.

    At least one pen turned down, have we had one this season?

    Give credit to SW for taking full advantage of the ref’s generosity but we still had enough of the play and chances to have won the game.

    I agree with the sentiment that we should play Mitro (with Gayle) against teams that are going to rough us up (and are allowed to get away with it), fight fire with fire as it were.

    I can’t remember the last time we had a good Xmas run of results, so no change (so far) there.

    We need to beat Blackburn to show we are still top dogs.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, I think you obviously need to tone down your headlines so people don’t get misled by their own wayward misreads.

    This one could be “player once stupidly linked to us by some bone idle hack actually goes elsewhere, unsurprisingly” . People would still be sure to read the article but be less fooled by their own feverish wishful thinking and presumption.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Previous article –

    “Tiote not doing anything atm” makes for much more engaging reading.

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  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9

    I didn’t realise there were so many out there with Rafa’s managerial experience. Perhaps he should ring you guys.
    Also, re Berahino? Thankfully, he’s not a Rafa type player. Don’t want him, not with his attitudinal issues.
    Onwards and upwards to the next match.

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  • cyprus

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki I like your alternative headlines

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Next article –

    “Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s proposals on rationalisation of the Eastern European post-communist bloc States eerily parallel Sam Allardyces suggested strategy for Crystal Palace’s Premier League survival in which Yohan Cabaye feasibly rejoins his old club NUFC”

    No sweeping or wild assumption there.

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    that game against forrest keeps haunting me it really does. That ref yesterday brought it all back .I really hope the points he cost us against forest dosnt make the difference between winning the title and coming second or even third.it dosnt bear thinking about.-but I cant help it

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Tsunki

    I saw the Tiote headline and taking it as something new went ohh and than aah that sh!te again.

    You got a good blog going Ed we’re are going to read it without the need for spurious click bait.

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  • NoahJ

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #14

    I don’t know why people are complaining about the ref yesterday- apart from the Wallace challenge on Anita (which should have been a red), the ref was fine. Yes shef wed were rough, but it was their hunger and desire that made the difference, we just weren’t up for the challenge

    Rafa, please start 2 up front when at home!

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