Tony Pulis refuses to rule out Saido Berahino sale

Saido Berahino

The 22-year old has been linked with a switch to Tottenham all summer.

Spurs have potentially been handed a boost in their pursuit of West Brom striker Saido Berahino with Baggies boss Tony Pulis admitting the striker’s future is not secured.

Pulis appeared on BBC Radio Five Live's Premier League launch show and addressed a query on whether the England Under-21 international would remain at the Hawthorns next season:

“The chairman will decide that. For me, or any other manager, to sit here and say ‘this player is not for sale’ is complete and utter nonsense.

“You saw it with Bale… if big clubs come in and offer the money, inevitably they go.”

Pulis went on to reiterate his desire for the player to remain at West Brom, hinting that the Hawthorns could be a better venue for his on-going development.

“He’s a young lad and we hope that we can keep him for another couple of years because he’s still improving,” said the Baggies boss.

His words should give the Spurs hierarchy encouragement but a deal, of course, depends on what West Brom determine ‘the money’ is.

The London Evening Standard have reported that a fee upwards of £20 million will be required to prise Berahino away from the Baggies – a figure Spurs are unlikely to match.

The pacey forward would be an excellent addition to a Spurs squad currently boasting Harry Kane as their only reliable option up top.

His flexibility across the front would provide welcome cover and variety to a Spurs attack which is fairly limited, at this point, and the Lilywhites should be doing their utmost to get a deal over the line.

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