Rangers interested in former Premier League forward

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Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are keen on Saido Berahino who currently plays for Belgium side Zulte Waregem. Berahino who had a very promising start to his career at West Brom and was a regular with the England U-21 has fallen off the radar since his move to Belgium. Still only 26, Berahino is a versatile forward who can play as a supporting striker or as a sole striker. He has managed to score 8 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions this season.

Although, for some Rangers fans this transfer might seem like a step down, Berahino scored 20 goals in the Premier League 2014-15 season, aged just 21. Before the start of the next season, Tottenham made multiple bids for him but West Brom turned them down. This was the start of Berahino’s downfall. Post the failed transfer, Berahino was accused of lacking fitness and the mental desire which saw his then manager Tony Pulis lose his patience with him. He then moved to Stoke City but was unable to rediscover his form and after being convicted of drunk driving was released from the club in June 2019.

He has rediscovered his goal scoring touch with Zulte Waregem and has also taken on the captaincy of his National team, Burundi. A move to a bigger club might help Berahino fulfill the enormous potential he showed during his days at West Brom and for Rangers it’s a risk worth taking.

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