West Brom looking to keep hold of their star asset.
Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, have been handed an early blow ahead of the January transfer window, with the Daily Star reporting that West Bromwich Albion have ruled out selling star striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window after his lightning start to the season.
Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace moved to reassure supporters who have seen Berahino terrorise defences during the early weeks of the season with his pace and finishing ability, completely ruling out a January departure for Berahino – but tellingly being slightly less firm on the chances of the youngster departing The Hawthorns next summer:
“I wish to assure our supporters that Saido Berahino will not be going anywhere in January or, I hope, next summer. It is not in our minds at all to trade a footballer the club has worked so diligently to develop.”
Berahino’s displays under Alan Irvine so far this season have earned him a call-up to the England senior squad for the first time for the upcoming internationals against Slovenia and Scotland, with Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur all having been linked with a move for the £25m rated striker in the near future.
It seems that potential suitors will have to wait until next summer at the earliest, however, with West Brom determined not to sanction a January sale.