West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has been quoted as saying by The Guardian that he could leave the club at the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has played for West Brom his entire career, but his talent and impressive form of late has led to speculation on his future.
According to The Mirror, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were both interested in the services of the young Englishman.
Although Berahino did not leave West Brom in the January transfer window, he has now suggested that he could part company with Baggies in the summer.
“I’m taking care of my short-terms right now and if I keep scoring the goals and if I keep doing well for West Bromwich Albion, I know the future will be bright for me and I know that I’ll go a long way,” The Guardian quotes the 21-year-old as saying.
“I need to stay focused on what I’m doing right now which is scoring the goals and keeping West Bromwich in the Premier League.
"If I can keep them in the Premier League and score as many goals as I can, I’m pretty sure the fans wouldn’t mind me pushing on and moving on to bigger things.”
It seems that Berahino is confident about himself and his future, but as he rightly points out, he needs to score goals and prove that he can be a success for a big club.
The youngster’s talent cannot be disputed, but he has not always performed and has suffered with consistency.
Berahino started the season brilliantly, but he then fizzled out and only just started to come into some good form, thus the meagre return of nine goals in 23 Premier League appearances.
However, one needs to remember that Berahino is playing for a West Brom side who are struggling for survival in the Premier League and do not have great creative midfielders.
If Berahino continues to grow and improve, then he will certainly get a chance to move to a bigger club. The key for him is to work hard and try to score more goals as the season progresses.