West Brom striker Saido Berahino non-committal over future but praises Tony Pulis

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The striker is being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool this month.

Both Tottenham and Liverpool currently have an issue with sulky under-performing strikers, in the case of Emmanuel Adebayor and Mario Balotelli respectively and two striker who, as hard as they try, just cannot be consistently impressive in Roberto Soldado and Rickie Lambert.

So it is no surprise that two teams are being linked with a move for in-form West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

The forward has been in great form this season and continued that form this afternoon, as he bagged the winner against Hull City from an indirect free-kick.

He has now scored five goals in his two games under Tony Pulis and that has seen rumours of an apparent £20 million move to Spurs or Liverpool gather momentum.

After the game Berahino spoke to Sky Sports about the new gaffer and he certainly seems to be enjoying himself more now than he did under Alan Irvine:

"One of the key things he has brought into the team is to make sure we defend and work hard like any other team, which we have today, it's credit to the boys and I'm happy we got the three points.

"He's [Pulis] got us playing as a team. It's a team game and he's trying to get all of us gelling together. The boys on the bench contributed today by being behind us and clapping us on and getting us going it's great that we are now becoming a solid team. We have to make sure we carry on because it is a long half-season.

But when he was quizzed on his future, he was non-committal:

"I'm playing. I can't complain. I'm starting to score goals again, which I'm enjoying. That's as far as it goes."

Pulis also spoke on the Berahino interest after the game. Earlier in the week Pulis admitted that they could sell Berahino and he moved to clarify those statements:

"You can’t say no because if someone comes in with an absolutely stupid offer then you look ridiculous by saying no, but I’d be absolutely delighted if the kid stays. What we need to do is to add to that position and three or four other positions to have a real run at staying at this league."

So it seems that if Tottenham or Liverpool meet the asking price, whatever that may be, then Berahino might be on his way out of the club.

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