West Bromwich Albion will reportedly offer Saido Berahino a new contract – with a £25m release clause – in order to prevent the wantaway striker from going on strike.
The 22-year-old tweeted that he would never play for Albion chairman Jeremy Peace again after he was denied a deadline-day transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Baggies turned down four bids from Spurs for Berahino – two in the final hours of the window – and Peace insisted that selling him was “not on his agenda”.
After being granted extra time off over the international break, Berahino will be fined two weeks’ wages for his social media comments upon returning to The Hawthorns for training on Sunday.
But the Sunday People also understands that West Brom are desperate to get their 14-goal top scorer from last season back on the pitch in order to fire them up the table, and will offer him a new deal.
Albion seemingly hope that inserting a £25m release clause into the contract, and increasing Berahino’s wages to around £50,000 per week, will be a good short-term solution for all parties.
Arsenal and Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in the Burundi-born forward and may look to hijack Tottenham’s January bid as they are both short of strikers themselves.
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