And yet the Match of the Day host also feels Berahino must now apologise for his actions and get on with playing for West Brom.
Tottenham were frustrated in their Deadline Day pursuit of the 22-year-old and he hit out at how he had been treated by West Brom.
But Lineker feels the young forward must back down now that a move hasn't gone through.
Think @SBerahino is a talented player and understand his frustrations, but he should apologise for his tweet and get on with playing.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 1, 2015
Earlier, Berahino tweeted the following to prompt Lineker's reaction:
Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace.— Saido Berahino (@SBerahino) September 1, 2015
The West Brom man's wording was unfortunate, as it left a very ambiguous message. Many perceived it as a threat that he won't be playing for the Baggies again, however.
Clearly, Lineker feels he should and, who knows, should he continue to score goals at the Hawthorns, the 22-year-old may well earn a big-money move in January.
It is intriguing just how late Spurs left their pursuit of the West Brom man, of course, and the Midlands club may well feel they are victims in this whole saga...