Saido Berahino earns £850 a week
West Brom’s match winner at Old Trafford on Saturday, Saido Berahino, earns just £850-a-week. A decent figure by most people’s standards, but by the standards of the Premier League that really is a paltry figure.
Berahino, 20, stunned the title holders with the winner but he also embarrassed United’s multimillionaires because he earns a tiny fraction of their salary.
The champions’ first-choice strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are both on £250,000-a-week – which works out as nearly as much in a day as Berahino gets in a year.
England Under-21 international Berahino’s existing contract gives the Baggies an option to extend his deal, on the same terms, until 2015.
Burundi-born Berahino, one of the smallest earners in the Premier League, could then leave for just £300,000 in compensation.