England international Saido Berahino is poised to complete a summer move to Tottenham Hotspur, after the Lilywhites reached an agreement with his current employers West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs’ interest is one of football’s worst kept secrets, having had four bids rejected for Berahino in the past, and had hoped to land him in January – but The Baggies’ chairman Jeremy Peace had other plans.
Stoke City and Newcastle United also had bids – of £21million and £24million respectively – knocked back in the January transfer window.
Spurs may face stiff competition from their Premier League rivals but they certainly have the upper hand in the chase – with Champions League football all-but confirmed.
The Guardian claim West Brom have ‘agreed in principle’ that Berahino can leave for White Hart Lane this summer.
Berahino’s current contract expires in 2017, so Spurs may be able to land the 22-year-old at a cut price or, at least, a slight knock down from the £25million they proposed last summer.