Saido Berahino 'on verge of return to England' with ex-Stoke striker in talks over shock deadline day transfer

SAIDO BERAHINO is set to return to England in a surprise deadline day move, according to reports.

The striker, 28, has spent the last two years playing in Belgium.

But now his spell at Zulte Waregem appears to be coming to an end, with an unnamed English club set to complete a deal.

A permanent transfer has been agreed according to The Athletic, with Berahino now needing to agree personal terms.

The former West Brom and Stoke forward will also need to complete a medical.

Berahino scored ten goals in 34 games for Zulte Waregem and spent last season on loan at RSC Charleroi.

He is now being offered a lifeline as his last spell in England was one to forget with Berahino scoring only five goals in 56 games at Stoke.

He was also convicted of drink-driving in 2019 despite claiming he was being robbed by knife-wielding thugs minutes before he was stopped by police.

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Berahino revealed last year that he was keen on a return to English football, and thanked his coaches and team-mates in Belgium for showing belief in him.

He previously told The Mail: "England is where I first fell in love with football so yes, if the opportunity arose I would definitely consider it.

“So far I’ve had a great time in Belgium, I’ve showed that I can adapt in a different league.

"I can only thank my teammates and coach for believing in me.

“I missed the atmosphere and the buzz before game that I grew up learning my trade."

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