Arsenal Looking To Snap Up Starlet For Just £300k But Chelsea Also Keen

By on November 5, 2013

Arsenal are interested in signing West Brom starlet Saido Berahino and could snap him up for just £300,000, according to reports today.

The youngster has burst on to the scene with some impressive display’s for the Baggies this season, scoring in both games against us as well as the winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford last month.

The Star claim that Arsena and Chelsea are leading the chase for the forward’s signature and are ready to take advantage of his current contractual situation at the Hawthorns.

Berahino is still on a youth contract with West Brom worth just £850-per-week and he’s yet to agree terms over an extension, which could see him move for just £300,000 in compensation.

Manager Steve Clarke admitted at the weekend he’s desperately trying to tie the exciting youngster down to a fresh deal and would like his future resolved as soon as possible as interest in the player grows:

“We are in negotiation with his representatives and if I was the club I’d get it done as soon as possible,” Clarke said.

“He’s hungry and he wants to play. This contract is important but it’s not the most important one he’ll ever sign, that’s further down the line.

“I think he is happy to work with me.”

The 20-year-old is obviously assessing his options and it’s going to be difficult for him to turn down a move to the likes of Arsenal. Not many youngsters reject the opportunity to move to a bigger club where they will earn more money and get more exposure, so we’ll have to see how this one develops.

Do you rate Berahino? Would you like to see Arsenal sign him?


  1. arse

    November 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    This story is total rubbish. 300k? Where did that come from?
    Plucked out of the air by some bored journo at the Star. He
    is too old to come under the EPPP rip-off criteria, they would
    have to negotiate a settlement and given the number of clubs
    involved no way would it be 300k. Utter nonsense.

  2. CZR

    November 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Spot on arse. What is more he is under contract till Summer 2015 even before any further deal. This really is prime bs.

  3. arf

    November 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    thats what happens when you give a keyboard to an idiot.

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