Liverpool transfers: Saido Berahino eyes move on to ‘bigger things’
Saido Berahino discusses his long-term future
Saido Berahino says he wants to “move onto bigger things” after he has helped West Bromwich Albion stay in the Premier League this season.
The 21-year-old has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs since the summer, including top-four chasing Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
If I can keep them in the Premier League and score as many goals as I can, I’m pretty sure the fans wouldn’t mind me pushing on
Berahino, who has scored 14 goals this season for the Baggies, is under contract until 2017 but says he is keen on a fresh challenge in the future.
“I’m taking care of my short-terms right now and if I keep scoring the goals and if I keep doing well for West Bromwich Albion, I know the future will be bright for me and I know that I’ll go a long way,” Berahino told Sky Sports.
“I need to stay focused on what I’m doing right now which is scoring the goals and keeping West Bromwich in the Premier League.
“If I can keep them in the Premier League and score as many goals as I can, I’m pretty sure the fans wouldn’t mind me pushing on and moving on to bigger things.”
Berahino burst onto the scene last season, scoring nine goals in 35 appearances to help West Brom avoid relegation by three points.
The Burundi-born forward has also made 13 appearances for England Under-21s since making his debut in 2013.
He has yet to make his senior England debut despite Roy Hodgson naming the striker in his most recent Three Lions squad last autumn.
Berahino’s goal-scoring abilities are likely to earn him an offer from one of the Premier League’s bigger clubs this summer after he was linked with a January move.
However, while the forward is pleased to be linked with other clubs, he says he is focussed on his current club duties.
“I’m flattered to be linked to all these sort of teams, but I stay focused,” Berahino added.
“This is my second season in the Premier League and I still have a long way to go.
“I’m learning a lot from all sorts of different players. For me I just look forward to each game and try to enjoy as much as possible.”
West Brom are currently 15th in the Premier League and only three points above the relegation zone ahead of Sunday’s match at Burnley.