Liverpool transfers: West Brom deliver Saido Berahino update
West Brom chief Jeremy Peace is adamant Saido Berahino won't be sold
Saido Berahino is not for sale despite interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, according to West Bromwich Albion chief Jeremy Peace.
The England Under-21 international has regularly been touted as a target for Liverpool and Spurs in recent weeks as Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino look to strengthen their squads.
His goals are capable of keeping us in the Premier League and would be hugely difficult to replace
Berahino has attracted interest from the Premier League big boys thanks to the Baggies striker’s impressive goal-scoring form, netting nine goals in 22 top-flight games.
But West Brom chief Peace is keen to stress new manager Tony Pulis does not want to sell his prized asset, adding that Berahino feels settled at The Hawthorns.
“I said in the autumn the club had no interest in selling Saido and that remains the case,” Peace is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“Unless Tony decides otherwise, the view will surely be that he is far too important to us to consider trading. His goals are capable of keeping us in the Premier League and would be hugely difficult to replace.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify the position and the club’s thinking to our supporters now that Saido can put this unhappy chapter behind him.”
The 21-year-old has scored 14 goals in 53 Premier League appearances following the forward’s top-flight debut in a 2-0 defeat by Swansea City in 2013.
England manager Roy Hodgson named Berahino in his most recent Three Lions squad, although the striker didn’t feature against Slovenia or Scotland.