West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is back on Tottenham Hotspur's radar yet again after the north London club failed with a move for the forward during last summer's transfer window. Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that the club could sign a backup striker for Harry Kane during the upcoming January transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs have made the Baggies striker their top priority and will go in with yet another bid next month. Tottenham were rebuffed on deadline day despite making a £23m ($34.7m) bid but the report claims that it will not deter them from making yet another approach. Apart from the north Londoners, Chelsea have also shown an interest in the forward, with a view to a January move.
Berahino had threatened to go on strike after being forced to stay by the West Brom chairman but has since sorted out his issues and returned to playing under Tony Pulis. Pochettino, whose side faces the Baggies at White Hart Lane on Saturday (5 December), is happy with his current squad but admitted that they could sign a striker, as his current attacking options are not specifically tailored to suit that position.
"We never speak in public about another club's player. We need to show respect. Of course we are interested in different players — that is our job," Pochettino said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. "I'm very happy with my squad but always in every position you can improve. We have offensive players who can play like Harry. There is Son (Heung-min) or (Nacer) Chadli or Clinton (N'Jie) — they can play like a striker."
"But maybe it's true (that Spurs will sign a striker in January). I recognise they are not specifically strikers so maybe we will work to try to find such a player who we can add in the next transfer window or in the summer to try to help the team. It is important we find someone who is very specific," the Argentine manager added.