Jamie Redknapp slams Tottenham chief over Saido Berahino saga
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Daniel Levy needed to pay top dollar for West Brom striker Saido Berahino
Jamie Redknapp has slammed Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy over Spurs’s failure to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino.
The north London side reportedly had three bids rejected for the England Under-21 international, including a final offer on transfer deadline day on Tuesday.
Why Tottenham are messing around like this in the transfer window all the time, I don’t know
Tottenham were speculated to have offered £23m for the Baggies forward which fell short of West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace’s valuation of the 22-year-old.
And former Spurs midfielder Redknapp warned chariman Levy that he will have to cough up a big fee if Tottenham want to sign Berahino in the future.
“They’ve obviously given him a price, be it £25m, because they probably saw Raheem Sterling going for £49m to Manchester City and thought ‘well, surely he must be worth at least half as much as him’,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“[Levy] shouldn’t be playing the game like this. Tottenham have three points so far – they should have signed Berahino at the start of the season if they wanted him that much. Tottenham have all those draws, perhaps because they aren’t scoring enough goals. He could have been the person that gave you six or seven points.
“Why Tottenham are messing around like this in the transfer window all the time, I don’t know.”
Berahino, who progressed through the youth academy at The Hawthorns, has scored 29 goals in 83 appearances for West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs currently find themselves 16th in the Premier League table after taking just three points from their opening four games following a goalless draw with Everton at White Hart Lane.