As reported by The Sun, Ronald Koeman is set to bolster Everton’s attacking front line with a move for West Brom attacker Saido Berahino.
Everton have picked up some impressive wins in recent weeks with both Leicester City and Arsenal defeated by the Toffees. However, Ronald Koeman is looking for more and has his eyes on former England U21 international Saido Berahino.
The Sun reckon that Koeman is trying to convince Berahino to stay in the Premier League with a number of foreign clubs interested in taking him off West Brom’s hands when his contract runs out in the summer.
Rules being what they are, English clubs would have to pay a lot more compensation for the 23-year old striker than teams from further afield. That’s attracting interest from Roma, Inter Milan and Nice according to the paper.
Berahino has had a frustrating season at West Brom, struggling with an injury since September and only just making his return to first team training.
Tipped to be an England international for years, The Baggies have struggled to keep hold of their man at times. In the summer they reportedly rejected £20m offers from Stoke City and Crystal Palace, highlighting his value to other Premier League clubs.
Everton are no different and if they can bag their man for a compensation fee it’d likely be very good business indeed.
The 2014/15 season showed he can be a very effective Premier League footballer, knocking in 20 goals in all competitions for his side.
If Koeman can get that sort of form out of him, there’s obviously no doubt he has the calibre to be a star at the Toffees.