Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has insisted that Saido Berahino is a major signing for the club and believes he will prove to be a success with him having unfinished business in English football.
The Owls grabbed some headlines on transfer Deadline Day when they confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Belgian club Zulte Waregem for a permanent move for Berahino.
The former West Brom forward arrives back in English football with a major point to prove after his big-money move to Stoke City back in 2017 failed to work out for both himself and the Potters.
Berahino’s spell in Belgium has helped the forward regain some confidence and get his career heading back in the right direction.
That comes after he had emerged as one of the country’s brightest attacking talents when he first emerged in the Premier League for West Brom.
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Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Moore revealed that Berahino is the sort of talent that will enhance the Owls’ options in the final third a lot, with him knowing him well after working with him at West Brom.
He also insisted that he can not wait for supporters to see what he can do at Hillsborough.
He said: “I am really pleased to get him in. He gives us a different attacking threat. He’s a goal-scorer. I feel he has got unfinished business. He joins up with us next week. He’s a wonderful acquisition. He will add one or two options.
“I know his game and all-round ability. In the systems we want to fit, he will fit into that. He’s a wonderful player with his feet. He will be a good addition for how we want to play.
“For him, it’s unfinished business that he’s got. We feel we have got him a place here at Sheffield Wednesday where if he can hit the right notes that this could be a wonderful home for him.
“He knows me, I know him. In terms of what we’re trying to build here, I think it is the right time for us to come together. He’s the right type of striker that we want here. He possesses a huge amount of talent.
“I can’t wait for the Sheffield Wednesday fans to get a glimpse of him and see what he can bring us.”
These words from Moore here have to instill an enormous amount of confidence in Berahino and it is rare to see a manager talk so glowingly about a signing than what the Sheffield Wednesday boss has done here.
The forward has a lot of natural talent and at one stage in his career looked like he was destined for the very top of the game. There were links with clubs like Tottenham Hotspur but he lost his way over a couple of years prior to his move to Stoke and in his time with the Potters.
That will have been a major learning curve for the striker and he will be a much more mature player this time around in England with knowledge of different styles of play and different approaches from his time in Belgium.
Berahino could prove to be an outstanding forward at League One level and he could be a major match-winner for the Owls this season. You would back Moore to get him going off the back of these comments here.