Saido Berahino has been the big talking point for Newcastle fans over the past 48 hours.
With only hours left of this headache inducing transfer window, all manner of speculation continues about the 22 year old striker.
Newcastle are claimed to have made a new offer of £24m.
West Brom’s management allegedly would only sell if an outrageous offer came in (not quite sure what would be considered outrageous if £24m isn’t high enough for a striker who hasn’t been selected for over three months for a Premier League match at a relegation threatened team…).
Newcastle supporters are happy that the transfer window takes their minds off being in the bottom three and for once the emphasis is on buying rather than selling at this halfway point of the season.
What about the West Brom supporters though, what do they think of Saido Berahino and potentially going to Newcastle?
We searched out the reaction of the West Brom fans via one of their top message boards WestBrom.com.
‘It would be just desserts if he did end up at Newcastle and got relegated…..in the words of KK “I would love it”
‘Berahino doesn’t want to play for us, so get used to it. The Berahino of last year has gone forever.’
‘He is a disgrace to the shirt, fat lazy arrogant git who doesn”t want to play for us, backing out of tackles, not trying and saying in the press that going to Newcastle was progression!! To all the ones singing his name and cheering him, pathetic, I hope he never wears the shirt again.’
‘I cringe when I hear people sing his name. How much more can one player disrespect the fans and club?’
‘Let’s hope it progresses to Newcastle making a bid, need to get shot of this brainless twonk asap. If ever a player was bound to self destruct it’s this twonk.’
‘Anybody scounting him today (scored both goals on Saturday in 2-2 draw with Peterborough) surely won’t bother making a bid, looked totally out of sorts, carrying too much weight.’
‘A player that should have developed into a top Premier League talent but let his attitude ruin it all, instead of being an arse after his failed move to Spurs he should have knuckled down and done all he could to get back among the goals and make sure someone higher in the league would take a punt on him. Instead he has wasted over 6 months of his career and completely let himself go physically and no one in the Premier League should want to take him on after the way he has reacted to not getting a move.’
‘I think fans forgive a lot of off the field stuff but when you can’t be bothered to try on the pitch, you are taking the p**s out the club. Sad thing is a half motivated Berahino is better than any other striker, yet at the moment he isn’t even half motivated and is getting worse.’
‘Saido is the closest thing to a guarantee of goals out there on the market at the moment. The fact he is not playing is irrelevant, anybody who knows football can see what a talent he potentially is.’
‘I’m sure £30m is just paper talk. If it’s true then JP (West Brom Chairman) is off his f***ing rocker! I’d take £18m and pay for a cab. We are in need of fresh blood and this is bloody ridiculous holding everything up in a p***ing match with teams wanting to buy.’
‘I see some of the Geordies have him in their team selection already…’
‘Spurs have basically come out and said they aren’t really interested anymore, his attitude and the way he has conducted himself in the summer will have put a lot of teams off buying him. The best he can now hope for is a ‘sidewards’ move to a team like Newcastle etc all just to earn a few more pennies.’
‘As much as I’d love him to sign for the Toon or the Canaries it’s unlikely either of those would meet our valuation or Bertie Big Bollox’ expectations.’
‘Berahino doesn’t have a positive brain cell. I have said this before he has affectively gone on strike at the club that has developed him and supported him from an early age. If he had conducted himself properly and professionally then he would have surely got his move but now it looks like no one in the top six of the premier league will touch him with a bargepole. So it looks as though it would have to be a desperate club like Newcastle. I don’t care about how much money we get for him anymore, lets just get this brain dead cretin out of our club.’
‘He hasn’t played much this season, yet he is our top goal scorer. What does that say about the rest of the strike force?’
‘Even if allegedly not playing at his best, he still carries twice as much goal threat as any of our other strikers. If Berahino is not here, we can’t rely on Rondon, Anichebe or Lambert’s goals to keep us up.’
‘If the only bids that come are from Toon and Norwich, then he will have little option. 6 months lumping his fat arse and petulant face round St. James’, then relegated to the Championship. Wonder whose fault that would be??’
‘Even with the most almighty strop he is our only class striker.’