New West Bromwich Albion manager insists that there have been no offers for Saido Berahino so far, however.
New West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has not ruled out the club selling star asset Saido Berahino during the January transfer window, report the Express, but the Welshman has insisted that there has been no bids for the England Under 21 star so far and that he would be happy to keep Berahino at The Hawthorns.
Berahino has been the Baggies’ best player this season, with his pace and explosive finishing ability even earning him a call up to Roy Hodgson’s senior England squad, although the Burundi born youngster was also dropped by former manager Alan Irvine due to concerns about his attitude and lifestyle.
The potential held by Berahino is clear, however, and that appears to have alerted Liverpool to the former Northampton Town and Brentford loanee, with a £20 million move to Anfield mooted as a possibility for Berahino during the January window.
Berahino will have done his hopes of earning a big move no harm with his blistering four goal display in the 7-0 win over Conference side Gateshead in the FA Cup third round at The Hawthorns on Saturday – but Pulis indicated that Berahino could be sold if the right offer came in during his post-match briefing:
“If a top club comes in then we will talk about it.”
“ Last year who would have thought Liverpool were going to sell Suarez and they sell him. It is the nature of the game but it would take a lot of money for Berahino and it would have to be one of the big clubs.”
“ We don’t need to sell. Financially the club has been run very well and there is not a need to get the money in. We could buy and keep Berahino or we could sell him and buy a lot more.”
“The important thing is he is our player and we hope that he is going to remain our player.”