Tuesday 24 April 2018

Furious Saido Berahino makes ultimatum after transfer deadline drama

West Brom are determined to keep Saido Berahino
West Brom are determined to keep Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino appears to have indicated he will never play for West Brom again after they rejected two deadline-day bids from Tottenham.

In a message on his official Twitter account, the striker seemed to hint he was prepared to go on strike at The Hawthorns in a last-ditch attempt to force a move to White Hart Lane

It read: "Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace."

Baggies chairman Peace had rejected a third and fourth bid from Spurs for the England Under-21 international late on deadline day.

It is understood the bids were only marginally better than the north London club's second offer, made last month, which would have only risen to £21million with clauses and add-ons.

The Baggies remain determined to keep the 22-year-old at The Hawthorns after Peace held talks with the player last week and reiterated he would not be sold.

Berahino had a transfer request rejected last month, with Albion angered by Tottenham's continued pursuit of the forward.

The Baggies are understood to be unhappy with Spurs' approach to the deal, which has only strengthened their resolve to keep Berahino.

The frontman has been left out of West Brom's last three squads during the speculation, with boss Tony Pulis insisting he was not in the right state of mind to play.

Spurs have been searching for more firepower to help Harry Kane and, despite signing Son Heung-min from Bayer Leverkusen, maintained their interest in Berahino.

He scored 20 goals last season and earned a call-up to the England senior squad, but missed this summer's European Under-21 Championship with a knee injury.

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