West Bromwich have been granted a restraining order against Tottenham Hotspur after turning down yet another bid from the North London club for striker Saido Berahino.
With Harry Kane as their only recognised striker, Spurs are desperate to give head coach Mauricio Pochettino more options up front, with Clinton N’Jie, their new signing from Lyon, recognised as more of a winger than a centre forward.
However, despite continued attempts to secure the services of the 22-year-old – who scored fourteen goals in thirty eight league games last season – which even culminated in the player himself having a transfer request turned down, Tottenham have so far found themselves stumped by chairman Jeremy Peace’s insistence that their star player shall remain at The Hawthorns. The Baggies have now had to apply to the courts to have a restraining order placed against Daniel Levy and his associates, meaning that they can no longer be within two miles of West Bromwich, and must not make contact via email, telephone, social media or, most damagingly, fax machine, or face the prospect of legal action being taken.
Speaking on the club’s website, Peace said: ‘Our position remains unchanged. The sale of this player is not on our agenda. And we’ve now got the law on our side. Saido’s ours, Daniel, and there’s nothing your nor your lawyers can do about it’.
Levy is said to be only mildly disappointed at the news, as it was never really his intention to back his manager, who was so keen on adding Berahino to his squad, and will continue with his plan to stick the Argentinian with some Belgian no one’s ever heard of.