Stan Collymore: Spurs & Liverpool target Saido Berahino must stay at West Brom in January

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The former Premier League striker feels a move would hinder the striker's development.

It's been a season to remember for West Brom striker Saido Berahino - and we are only a third of the way through it.

The Baggies forward is the Premier League's top-scoring Englishman and has duly been rewarded with a call-up to the senior England squad.

Sadly for West Brom, however, Berahino's success has also seen him linked with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

But, according to former striker and current radio pundit Stan Collymore, a move to either Spurs or the Reds could prove disastrous for the 21-year-old. 

"There's a lot of speculation about his future but I think it's vitally important Saido Berahino stays at West Bromwich Albion until at least the end of the season," Collymore wrote in his Bleacher Report column.

"January would be too soon for a move. He needs to get to 15 goals this season and prove himself as the genuine article.

"Berahino needs to show consistency and continue to develop. I'd even suggest he stays put until the summer of Euro 2016, by which time he could be in the England reckoning and ready for a move."

Should Berahino stay at West Brom for the season, the January options of both Liverpool and Tottenham would be significantly reduced, as they both need a clinical goalscorer - and Berahino is just that.

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