By Amos Joseph
The signing of former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City forward Saido Berahino by Sheffield Wednesday has got the club fans talking.
The 28-year-old becomes the Owl’s 14th signing of the summer transfer window following a move from Belgian side Zulte Waregem.
Berahino started his career at West Brom from the under 12s before signing a senior contract in 2011 having progressed through the youth ranks.
His arrival at S6 is a reunion with Darren Moore who was captain at the Center of Excellence when he signed for the baggies as a youngster. It is also understood that the player had rejected offers from Championship sides and took huge pay cuts to play at Hillsborough.
Since leaving Stoke City in 2019 in search of first division football, the Burundi international has also had a loan spell with Charleroi where he notched just two goals in 16 appearances.
His premier league experience will come handy for the Owls and many are optimistic that he will come good which may propel him to the topflight again.
Here are selection of some comments from Twitter:
@SteveJ2403 : “Incredible. So much potential still and bags of talent. Has gone through so much & matured. Perfect fit for Darren Moore to get best out of him. We’ve built a great Championship side for League One. Welcome to the club Saido.”
@SheffieldGrad : “Great news, lets hope we can see SBerahino realise his potential #swfc”
@Wendy******* : “This kids going to be dynamite. Always had unbelievable potential and he wants to be here with Moore.”
@Foxy1405 : “I hope for both parties that this ends well. He’s had a troubled last few years but I feel like if he didn’t care for the game he would’ve packed in a long time ago especially when it went south and he went abroad. Personally I’m happy and hopeful with this WAWAW”
@andymcelwaine : “Incredible signing. Let’s hope he gets his career back on track here! Welcome to Hillsborough!”