A behind-the-scenes detail has emerged on Sheffield Wednesday forward Saido Berahino, regarding his contract at the club.
According to Yorkshire Live, Saido Berahino decided to take a ‘big wage cut’ to seal his deadline day move to Sheffield Wednesday.
The report claims that he has signed a one-year contract at Hillsborough, with the option for a further year, and that he has incentives to boost his pay if he hits certain targets.
Sheffield Wednesday fans will be delighted by this behind-the-scenes detail as it offers an insight into Berahino’s motivation for this season.
He is not coming back to England to sit on the bench and collect his money at the end of each month, or else he would have refused to lower his wage demands and would not have been happy with an incentive-based deal.
The contract, if this report is accurate, shows that Berahino is motivated to make a huge impact in League One this season and show that he can get back to his best after a very promising start to his career for West Brom many years ago.
He worked with Darren Moore at The Hawthorns and scored 19 goals across his first two Premier League campaigns for the club after breaking through as a youngster. His career then went downhill, however, as he scored just five goals in 56 games for Stoke and then made the transition over to the Belgian Pro League.
Upon the forward’s arrival at the club earlier this week, Moore hailed him as a wonderful player and explained why he wanted to get the deal done. He told Yorkshire Live:
“I know his game and all round ability. In the systems we want to fit, he will fit into that. He’s a wonderful player with his feet. He will be a good addition for how we want to play.
“For him, it’s unfinished business. We feel we have got him a place here where if he can hit the right notes that this could be a wonderful home for him.
“It is the right time for us to come together. He’s the right type of striker that we want here. He possesses a huge amount of talent.”
This suggests that Moore believes he can reignite the attacker’s form to get him back on the right track following some difficult years.
Therefore, Wednesday are bringing in a motivated player with a point to prove who has previously scored goals in the Premier League, which is why fans will be delighted by this latest update.