Saido Berahino's proposed move to Tottenham never really got off the ground, as despite his desire to leave and Spur's strong interest, West Brom held firm and reject all offers for the 22 year old.
The result was a frustrated Berahino who tweeted a memorable response to the situation, hitting out at West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace:
Berahino has since deleted the tweet, and West Brom have hit out at Tottenham for the amount they offered for the £25 million rate striker. Berahino has a lot of rebuilding to do and it remains to be seen whether the relationship can be mended, should he still be looking to move, Spurs could move for him again in January.
What they need to do is begin negotiations early, and quietly. This proposed deal has suffered from public exposure, and often not the good kind, so a quiet negotiation from both clubs would see a more smooth path forged. The key to the deal is that Pochettino is going to have to pay a premium if he wants to get his man, and you'd expect it would be £20 million plus to secure his services.
The problem with this deal is that it was played out very publicly, brinkmanship was used and it went badly wrong as Berahino felt aggrieved, then made the disastrous mistake of airing his grievances on twitter for the world to see.