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.