Pulis on Berahino: 'If a top club comes in, we will talk about it'

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

The West Brom boss appears to have invited bids - potentially from Spurs and Liverpool.

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have been encouraged to bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino by new boss Tony Pulis.

The Welshman has admitted that West Brom 'will sit down and talk about' any offers from a 'top club,' although he also added that a sale would 'take a lot of money.'

And both Tottenham and Liverpool have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old forward in recent weeks.

“I have dealt with a lot of players who were different. I have had players turn up late and had players not turn up at times. I have had players do things that would make your hair curl," the new West Brom boss is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“But I have dealt with it and that is what management is about. If he has, he won’t be the first boy to have problems off the pitch. Berahino is a very talented boy.

“If a top club comes in then we will sit down and talk about it. But it would take a lot of money I think.”

Pulis's very last phrase appears to be key, as he appeared less than willing to sell West Brom's star striker during an interview only a day or two ago - while the Welshman himself could prove a stumbling block for both Liverpool and Tottenham in the fact that he has leverage over his board as a newly-employed manager who can make bolder demands.

Pulis has most certainly invited both clubs to submit a bid, however, in what appears to be a slight change of tact. What exact game is he playing?

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