Report: Tottenham Hotspur set to bid $24 million for Saido Berahino

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According to reports, Saido Berahino is being targeted by Tottenham Hotspur.

The 21-year-old West Bromwich Albion striker has had a fine start to the season — scoring five goals in his first seven PL matches — and that has apparently caught the attention of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

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Berahino has come through the youth ranks at West Brom and has scored 10 goals in 12 games for the England U-21 side. That impressive goals to game ratio has kept his name in the headlines, as did a double against Burnley in Week 6 of the Premier League.

With Spurs struggling to score this season — just nine goals in seven games for Pochettino’s men — could Berahino be the main man at White Hart Lane? Pochettino has a great record in developing youngsters (Calum Chambers, Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse to mention a few) and Berahino could be his next project.

The Sun newspapers in the UK reports that the Bagggies forward would cost Spurs over $24 million but with the club looking to offload goal-shy striker Roberto Soldado and others in January, that would free up some cash to tempt the young Burundi-born striker to North London.

It’s a question of when, not if, Berahino will make the step up to the full England squad. What about a potential move to a team in the upper echelons of the Premier League?