Why This Striker Could Be Good Value For Newcastle


Newcastle were reported willing to pay as much as £25M for West Brom striker Saido Berahino last January and the English striker’s contract runs out in June and he will be available at a lot less than £25M this month with West Brom now willing to sell him in this month’s transfer window.

Since Newcastle failed to land the player a year ago he has not played much for West Brom due to injuries and a downtown in his form, but he is just coming back into full fitness again at the Baggies.

Saido Berahino – 23 year-old free agent this summer

West Brom will be  hoping to get as much as they can for the 23 year-old player this month and he could turn out to be a good buy for Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez is reported to want a striker brought in this month and it would appear that Brentford striker Scott Hogan could be the current  favorite and Scott has 13 Championship goals so far this season for the Bees.

But Brentford are reported to want a massive £15M for their striker and that’s a huge fee to pay for  somebody who is unproven in the Premier League and for a player who has spent most of his career in the lower leagues.

But Saido has already shown when he’s fit and got his act together he can score goals as witnessed in the 2014-2015 season when he scored 20 goals in 45 total appearances.

14 of those goals came in 38 Premier League appearances.

So if the fee for Scott Hogan is going to be that high a better deal for Newcastle could well be to go for the England U21 International (11 caps – 10 goals).

It’s true Saido has been some trouble for West Brom manager Tony Pulis, but if Rafa Benitez thinks he can get the best out of the Burundi-born player he could be a good buy for us this month.

Saido could also help to get us promoted back to the Premier League this year.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks. There’s more important positions that need filling ie another creative midfielder wouldn’t go amiss

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    That wont happen. Rafa will only play one up front even though 442 woujd suit us at home now. We are doing well but hats off to Hoots for having brighton top with a cheaper team. I hope rafa goes for the jugular more in 2017. Happy new year all.

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  • Clematis

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #3

    I watched the Brentford game last night. That Hogan was sh!t. He had the least touches of anyone on the pitch.

    Although there is no mileage in the Bera link he is the closest other option to Gayle.

    Happy New Year, y’all 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 1, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonfan8
    With due respect to Mbemba (whom I rate very highly) there’s little argument he should be starting ahead of either Lascelles or Clark atm and Mitro is his own fault he’s not playing

    But if Tielemen spoke to them I bet they’d both sing the praises of Rafa and NUFC regardless plus he’d speak to Rafa who has that Keegan factor when it comes to signings

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  • banjax

    Jan 1, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    It ticks all the boxes. Once again Rafael Benitez displays his common sense approach to transfers by trying for top quality loan signings to ensure promotion to the Premier League. Should Newcastle be promoted then who knows, players like Loftus Cheek could maybe sign on full time with no bedding in process needed for usual close season transfers. Let’s just hope Benitez can get his men for what looks like a rollercoaster ride to promotion.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 1, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #6

    What do I think you ask, Ed.

    Well I think no. The guy hasn’t kicked on and he does seem desruprive.

    Even a top personality-manager like Pulis couldn’t reign him in…

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  • The Vicar

    Jan 1, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed,
    Every couple of days it’s a Berahino entry, and every two days nearly all of us say “no”. We have told you what we think time and again. Give the Berahino thing a break. Having got rid of one Sissoko we don’t want another.

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