Newcastle to join Tottenham in race for wantaway West Brom man

Newcastle are set to rival Tottenham Hotspur in an effort to sign West Brom forward Saido Berahino in January, according to the Daily Star.

The 22-year old was the subject of four failed bids from Spurs in the summer window, though ultimately stayed at the Hawthorns despite handing in a transfer request.

Baggies supremo Jeremy Peace accused the White Hart Lane club of deliberately trying to unsettle the £25m rated forward.

Now, reports suggest that the Toon Army are hoping to capitalise on the ongoing feud between West Brom and the North London outfit after the public spat following the saga in the summer.

A £20m bid has been mooted in January as Magpies boss Steve McClaren looks to improve his frontline.

Despite the £13.5m signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic in the summer, the North East giants are just one place above the relegation zone and struggling for goals.

A summer move for Charlie Austin never came to fruition, and Berahino could be the man tasked with scoring the goals at St. James’ Park in order to maintain Premier League survival.