West Bromwich Albion technical director Terry Burton has revealed that Saido Berahino could be sold in the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from the struggling Baggies, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both reported to be interested.
Berahino has scored eight goals and created 16 chances in 20 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 50%.
“Saido’s worth what some clubs would pay for him,” The Sun quotes Burton as saying. “If a club want a player badly enough and if they have the finances, they’ll try and do that.”
It has been reported that a £20 million offer for Berahino will see West Brom sell the youngster, but if Liverpool and Tottenham both step up their interest, then the Baggies could try to make the most of the situation and sell him to the highest bidder.
Berahino is an important player in the West Brom team despite not having exactly a great season, but doubts have emerged on his suitability to new manager Tony Pulis’s demands.
Burton has made it clear that Pulis will make the final decision on Berahino’s future and said: “Tony is a totally realistic football manager.
“If he needs to sell somebody to do something else, he will sell them. He is in total charge and will do and work whatever way is best for the football club.”
Berahino made a blistering start to the season, but his goal against West Ham United on New Year’s Day was his first since late October.
The 21-year-old is claimed to have loads of potential, but £20m for him is too much. Tottenham and Liverpool should look elsewhere if they do indeed want a top-class striker.