Saturday 10 December 2016

West Brom put overweight Saido Berahino on special training regime with scales and his future in the balance

John Percy

Published 18/10/2016 | 14:46

'It has emerged that Berahino was at least 8lb overweight after tests before the international break' Photo: PA News
'It has emerged that Berahino was at least 8lb overweight after tests before the international break' Photo: PA News

Not yet two years ago Saido Berahino was named in the senior England squad and emerging as one of the most highly-rated young strikers in the country.

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His future as a Premier League star appeared assured and Tottenham Hotspur’s doomed pursuit, after four offers were rejected including a final bid worth £23 million, became the transfer saga of the summer last year.

Nobody could have predicted how it has since turned out, with the 23-year-old failing to play for West Bromwich Albion for more than a month while he has recently been placed on a special training regime to get him fully fit.

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