Saido Berahino’s time at West Bromwich Albion appears to be drawing to what’s seemed like an inevitable close for some time, and Stoke City remain in the lead to bag his signature on transfer deadline day.
The Baggies have no shortage of interest in their star, though, as BetVictor provides markets on no fewer than 12 Premier League clubs in for a deadline-day deal, and What Are The Odds has the latest details on the battle for Berahino.
Mark Hughes’ men are still the clear favourites to succeed in a deal, priced at 5/4 (2.25) to recruit the forward, having kept their place in the hunt after being listed at 6/5 (2.20) at the end of June. The Potters have made great strides under Hughes, and it was thanks to marquee signings like Marko Arnautovic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Giannelli Imbula that they finished ninth in the English top flight last season.
The rest of Berahino’s Premier League suitors are playing catchup in the odds, with Watford and Southampton priced at 12/1 (13.00) and 14/1 (15.00), respectively, to succeed in recruiting the player before September 3rd.
Walter Mazzarri’s Hornets were listed at 5/1 (6.00) to land Berahino as they look to provide Odion Ighalo with some competition, but they’ve since fallen in the running, with Stoke the outright leaders if he is to leave the Hawthorns.
Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace are two other teams long linked with a move for Berahino, although the Eagles have already splashed heavily on Christian Benteke before adding Chelsea’s Loic Remy to their ranks on loan, while Spurs have signed Vincent Janssen as backup to Harry Kane. Despite those signings, the pair are each at 16/1 (17.00) to make a deadline-day move for Berahino.
The apparent interest in West Brom’s rebel doesn’t end there, though, with another seven Premier League clubs in the market to land Berahino, including champions Leicester City, Manchester City, Everton, West Ham United and Hull City, all as far out as 25/1 (26.00).
Those are the same odds Berahino’s priced at to join one of Newcastle United, Norwich City or Derby County, although a move down to the Championship looks unlikely, with the player most plausibly set to battle for his place under Tony Pulis with the Albion.