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Saints To Replace Sadio With Saido ?
Tuesday, 28th Jun 2016 16:25

This is not a typo, neither is it an anagram, but Saints could be about to replace Sadio Mane with Saido Berahinho pictured with Victor Wanyama above.

According to reports in the West Midlands, want away West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino could be about to join Saints, although Stoke City still remain favourites to sign him with other interest from Crystal Palace and Watford.

Berahino like former Saint Victor Wanyama was famously "Unsettled" by our friend at White Hart Lane last summer in an attempt to prise him away on the cheap and he never seemed to quite recover from the experience.

Spurs are not said(o) to be quite so keen this time around, so it looks like one of the four clubs mentioned could land the player who does not wish to remain at the Hawthorns.

The report in the Birmingham paper Express & Star states that Berahino himself would be interested in moving to St Mary's and that although Stoke are favourites, they were also said to be in pole position to sign Nathan Redmond until Southampton pipped them at the post.

In 2014/15 Berahino scored 14 Premier League goals for the Baggies in 32 starts plus another 6 games as sub, last season saw him start only 17 gaes plus another 14 as sub scoring only 14 goals, but his relationship with manager Tony Pulis as well as the West Brom Chairman was very strained at this point.

At 23 in August Berahino's career is at a crossroads and he needs to get back on track, he now has a certain reputation and needs a clean break something which only a move could provide.

How much he would cost is open for debate, certainly Tottenham were looking at around £20 million if they had tried to do it through the proper channels, West Brom are not in a hurry to sell so it could perhaps take a shade over £15 million to persuade them to part.

But that would be less than half of what Saints have now received for Sadio Mane from Liverpool, so this could perhaps represent a good piece of business for Saints, Berahino a year ago had the better track record and is a talent, just the sort of player Saints look for.

So what do you think should Saints stop being Sad and replace Sadio with Saido ?

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saintstuinoz added 16:37 - Jun 28
Could be a great player, but I thought his issue was that he had a lot of 'friends' who weren't giving him the best advice and support. Knowing how much emphasis we put on player fit, I'd be surprised if this happens.

BoondockSaint added 16:42 - Jun 28
Another Osvaldo but with less talent.

darkangelv2 added 16:48 - Jun 28
I would worry that he is a bit 'toxic' from an attitude perspective.

SanMarco added 17:34 - Jun 28
It is actually an anagram.

Definitely a player that would have a "one good season and off to 'bigger' things" philosophy. Don't know if he's as bad as Osvaldo Boondock but, I feel, not right for us.

Zambucco added 17:41 - Jun 28
I think he could be a brilliant signing, he's not stupid and knows this will be a chance to get his career back on track. A couple of seasons ago he was deadly, I'm sure with the right atmosphere he could replicate that.

BUCK added 17:42 - Jun 28
forget this rumour, hes off to stoke.

highfield49 added 18:15 - Jun 28

landerwal added 19:46 - Jun 28
Berahindo might be a good player for us or might not. Who knows? The history of football is littered with players who gained or lost their reputation at a new club. Pelle
was hardly an Italian team regular before joining Saints. We have a good reputation of making the right decisions on transfers and bringing on players we've bought in the last three seasons, which is shown by our being well into the black re transfer money.
If you want a club who waste money in the transfer market look no further than Manchester United, who by their casual attitude to players managed to let Pogba go for nothing and are now set to break the world record to buy him back. The Saints way is the best!!!

ericofarabia added 07:18 - Jun 29
LIverpool FC Recruitment Department book marking July 2018 ... phone SFC re Berahino purchase. Then adds a memo to PR dept ... Jan 2018 start sch!t stirring press releases.

BaselSaint added 08:40 - Jun 29
Please, please NO! Berahino is absolutely NOT up to the standard we need!

law101 added 08:53 - Jun 29
Prior to last season's sulk...Berahino was the hottest prospect in English football. If we could get the best out of him he would defiantly be the quality we are looking for. I like the look of Ahmed Musa and this Boufal from Lille.

law101 added 08:53 - Jun 29
Prior to last season's sulk...Berahino was the hottest prospect in English football. If we could get the best out of him he would defiantly be the quality we are looking for. I like the look of Ahmed Musa and this Boufal from Lille.

lotus added 17:25 - Jun 29
good player but u remember him missing two penalties against watford which led to a happens but two?maybe its childish of me.anyway i dont think he is fit

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