West Brom will sell Berahino to top-four club – Pulis
The England Under-21 international, who has bagged 20 goals this season, has been heavily linked with a summer move and his manager admits the Baggies could cash in
Tony Pulis has suggested that Saido Berahino would be allowed to leave West Brom if one of the Premier League’s top four made an approach for his services.
The 21-year-old has been a key figure for the Baggies this season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions for the Midlands club, and netted twice in Monday night’s won over champions Chelsea.
Berahino’s fine form has seen him linked with a host of clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United, and Pulis admits West Brom would not stand in his way if a big club came calling.
“If he plays well at this club then a top-four club might come in and West Brom will not stop him as long as the deal is right,” said Pulis ahead of his side’s trip to Arsenal.
“We hope and pray he stays with us because he has a lot more to come and we don’t think he is at the end of his development.
“If a top-four club comes in and the clubs agree a fee and it’s all done, everyone can shake hands and say what a great job he has done for the club.
“Not only has he been here since he was a young lad, and we have looked after him, but the club have made money on him and we have to reinvest in other people – that’s a fact of life.
“Saido has been in the shop window for the last year. There’s no problem with that, the most important thing is Saido keeps that to one side and concentrates on his football.
“That’s why people are talking about him, because he has done the business on the pitch.”