West Brom released a statement today in which they claim that they have turned an offer from Spurs from Saido Berahino.
The Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace said: “We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told Daniel Levy.
“I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player.
“However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.
“We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad.”
Tottenham fans should not despair. The mere fact that West Brom are making a public statement says a lot. It seems as if Peace is trying to make it clear to WBA fans that they are not actively trying to sell the player, yet it’s carefully worded so that the possibility of Berahino leaving has not been ruled out.
Put simply Spurs have made an opening bid that is too small. Well knock us down with a feather. Negotiations will doubtless continue and all we can do is hope that they don’t go on too long.
Saido, we’ll see you on deadline day.