Tottenham striker alert as forward stalls over signing new contract
By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have been placed on alert as Saido Berahino stalls on signing a new West Brom contract, Football Insider sources understand.
The Midlands club want to tie Berahino down to a new deal that will lift his wages to £60,ooo-a-week.
The striker’s current £20,000-a-week contract is due to expire in the summer of 2017 and West Brom want to secure a fresh agreement before the January transfer window.
However, in a clear indication that Berahino still views his future away from the Hawthorns, the 22-year-old is resisting the club’s attempts to tie him down to an extension.
This could prompt another transfer tussle in the forthcoming January transfer window.
Berahino failed to engineer a move to Tottenham in the summer after the Baggies rejected a series of bids from the Londoners, with the final offer worth a potential £21million.
West Brom’s stance caused a major wedge between Berahino and the club, and in particular chairman Jeremy Peace.
However, manager Tony Pulis has reintegrated the striker into his first-team plans after the fall-out and Berahino has scored three goals in his 10 appearances to date this season. He is the club’s joint leading scorer with summer signing Salomon Rondon.
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Tottenham remain interested in Berahino, while Newcastle and West Ham are also keen on the striker.