Stoke City back in talks with Saido Berahino
Stoke hopeful they can land Berahino who continues to be a West Brom player
January 13th, 2017
The curious case of Saido Berahino who has shown in snatches that he could be a prolific striker at Premier League level, although the striker hasn’t actually featured for West Brom this term.
Perhaps Stoke City will finally get to sign the forward during the January transfer window, with the Potters back in talks with a young striker who continues to look for a clean break away from The Hawthorns.
“I’m not sure where we are with Saido Berahino,” said Hughes. “We are probably getting to the point where we need to make a decision one way or another.
“I am hopeful that we will be able to get something done. We are interested in him, as a number of other clubs are, but nothing has moved forward from last week. We are still waiting for the player’s club to give us an indication.
“I think we are looking at players who we feel can improve us, not only short-term but long-term too, and we have taken that into consideration with this deal. It is out of our hands unfortunately, but we are ready to discuss the situation and see where it progresses.
“It has been long-winded, and sometimes you lose some enthusiasm when that happens, but I have learned over the years that you have to be patient.
“We have been looking for a striker who can score 20-plus goals for some time now. They are a little bit scarce on the ground and you have to work hard to get them over the line.”