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Saido Berahino tweets again after West Brom imprison unsettled striker for second straight deadline day

The January transfer window ended as the summer one did for Saido Berahino – with him spending his evening on Twitter as West Bromwich Albion kept him imprisoned at The Hawthorns.

The Burundi-born striker famously wrote on social media in September that he would never play for Albion chairman Jeremy Peace again after he was denied his dream move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Berahino did play for the Baggies again – 11 days later in a 0-0 draw with Southampton – but has only made six Premier League starts since and was expected to leave West Brom this New Year.

Although they reportedly remain interested, Tottenham did not return for the 22-year-old, but he was not without suitors. Newcastle United and Stoke City both apparently had £21m offers rejected.

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Berahino might have been frustrated that another transfer window had gone by without him getting his move, and he was back on Twitter on deadline day. But he was not about to make the “same mistake”.

Peace has maintained his no-sell stance on Berahino, despite the striker’s contract slowly winding down, because he thinks his goals may still be needed to help keep West Brom in the Premier League.

Tony Pulis’s side are seven points above the drop zone with 15 points left to play – a cushion that Peace was seemingly not comfortable with considering the severe consequences of relegation.

The Baggies may eventually cash-in on the England Under-21 international at the end of the season, but Berahino stays in the Midlands for now. And this time he looks as if he is going to play ball.

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