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Tottenham tempt West Brom with Saido Berahino double swap deal

| 07.01.2015

West Bromwich Albion (2/1 with Coral to be relegated) are reportedly planning to cash in on star striker Saido Berahino, offering Tottenham his services in exchange for wingers Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon.

New Baggies boss Tony Pulis is willing to offload his in-from forward in a bid to fund an overall of the squad, seeing Tottenham’s talented wide men as ideal players to bring pace and power down The Hawthorns’ flanks.

Burundi-born Berahino has netted 13 times this term becoming West Brom’s top scorer, but contract talks have been put on hold despite his prowess in front of goal, leading the recent England call-up to be linked with a move to London.

The highly-rated forward has apparently become the target of much frustration from his club, having been recently charged with drink-driving on the M6 in October, resulting in a court appearance on January 19th.

Fellow England internationals Townsend and Lennon could inject some much-needed flair into Pulis’ struggling outfit, in an aim to climb up the Premier League table after falling to 17th spot, a single point above the drop.

The relegation battling Baggies are in a poor run of form, winning just two of their last 11 games in all competitions, but Pulis will hope a double capture of Spurs’ speedy stars will help overturn their awful spell.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently two points adrift of a final Champions League place in fifth and, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado misfiring, the goalscoring burden has fallen upon young Harry Kane.

Berahino’s England Under-21 strike partner Kane has netted 16 goals this campaign in all competitions, with Adebayor and Soldado chipping in with just six between the pair. Purchasing Berahino could provide a more killer instinct for the Londoners in an attempt to secure a European place for next season. Tottenham are available at 7/2 to finish in this season’s top four.



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.