West Brom midfielder James Morrison calls for Saido Berahino to respect West Brom

Saido Berahino

The Baggies striker was denied a deadline day move to Tottenham Hotspur.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison has given his take on team-mate Saido Berahino’s summer transfer saga to Sky Sports.

The Baggies striker was determined to force through a move to Tottenham, after the club had rejected four bids for his services, and even went as far as to threaten strike action on Twitter.

Morrison believes there is a way back for the 22-year old, however, and is confident he will return to scoring ways for West Brom this season.

“I am sure Tony (Pulis) will have a chat with him. Tony is a good man and he's a wise man as well, he'll guide him through it and I am sure he'll come out the other side," Morrison told Sky Sports.

When asked if the squad understood the reasoning behind Berahino’s deadline day antics, Morrison said they did, but called for more respect from the want-away striker nevertheless.

"I think we do [understand]. You can't knock him for wanting to go to Tottenham, but he should respect the club as they've been with him since a young age," he added.

"He's done it (returned after transfer issues) before, so I look forward to having a chat with him and help guide him to get back on track and do what he does best, which is score goals and perform."

The case of Berahino will be an interesting one in the coming weeks and months, and it remains to be seen whether he can truly get the Baggies faithful back onside.

Should he work his way back into the team and start clocking up the goals, most fans will soften their stance, but there will still be a sour taste in the mouth over the whole affair.

The January transfer window will likely be another test of West Brom’s resolve, however, and old wounds could soon reopen should Spurs return for their man.

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