The Coventry Telegraph have revealed a brilliant story regarding Saido Berahino’s failed move from West Brom to Tottenham on transfer deadline day.
Amid all the commotion of Tottenham’s repeated bidding for the 22-year-old Baggie, plus Berahino’s crazy tweet claiming he’d never play for Jeremy Peace ever again, the footballer had pressing mobility problems on deadline day.
Berahino is currently banned from driving after he admitted to drink-driving earlier in the year. According, the forward has a driver, Lateef Elford-Alliyu.
In a twist, as Spurs were trying to sign Berahino, Elford-Alliyu was signing for Coventry City.
The Coventry Telegraph claim that Elford-Alliyu dropped Berahino off at training in the morning, before he was given “permission” to drive on to Coventry in the player’s Range Rover Sport to sign on with the Sky Blues.
As the day unfolded, Elford-Alliyu received a frantic call from his former Baggies team-mate when it looked like Berahino could move to Tottenham. The article closed out by saying:
It left Elford-Alliyu in the tricky position of trying to conclude his own deal while believing he could jeopardise his employer’s £25m dream move.
In the end, however, Berahino rang to say that no permission had been forthcoming and Alliyu was free to seal his own deal.