Forward recently scored a sensational solo goal to help beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Clarke says that he is confident that promising young front man Saido Berahino will sign a new contract with the Baggies shortly, according to reports in the Express and Star.
The much-talked about England Under-21 international has enjoyed a sensational start to the new season with both the west Midlands club and his country too, resulting in rumours of late suggesting that Berahino may be about to quit the Hawthorns and move to a big-name Premier League rival, with the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal having both been heavily linked with the 20-year-old in recent weeks.
And that is because Berahino’s current deal at the Hawthorns now only runs until June 30 2014, meaning that the striker would be able to leave West Brom on a free transfer come the end of this campaign were he and his employers to fail to agree terms on a new contract shortly.
However, Baggies boss Clarke says that he is extremely confident that his attacking starlet will soon agree to put pen to paper on a new deal that will extend the player’s two-year stay at the club beyond next summer.
“Saido’s contract is under discussion,” said Clarke. “Three weeks ago I said I was confident something would be sorted out – and I’m still confident.”