West Bromwich Albion midfielder Darren Fletcher has suggested that no-one at the club would begrudge Saido Berahino a move away from The Hawthorns this summer.
Berahino has been in fine form for the Baggies this season, with the 21-year-old scoring his 19th and 20th goals of the campaign in the 3-0 win over newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea on Monday night.
Throughout the season, Berahino was being strongly linked with a move away from West Brom, with the Daily Mail crediting both Liverpool and Tottenham with holding an interest.
If a club of their ilk came calling, former Manchester United midfielder Fletcher says Berhaino would be free to seal a switch with the blessing of his teammates.
The Scot is quoted in the Express & Star as saying: “It’s very difficult when big clubs come calling and he’s an ambitious kid who wants to do well in the game.
“He will probably want to go on and represent England and all these different things.
“Who knows what the summer holds? We want him to stay, obviously, because he’s a fantastic player but I don’t think we’d begrudge him if a big team came calling and paid a lot of money to take him.”
Tony Pulis will do his very best to keep hold of a promising forward that seems to have a lot to offer the side, but his goal return would not look out of place in a side that harbours ambitions of regular Champions League qualification. The Baggies head coach expressed his desire once again, though, to keep hold of his talented forward after Monday's stunning victory.
It will be an interesting summer surrounding the future of Berahino, as speculation seems to have calmed down as the season has gone on.
The window is yet to open, though, and a scramble for his signature could be sparked if one of the reported suitors makes an official approach to the Baggies.