Harry Redknapp thinks he knows how West Brom players feel about Berahino

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West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino wanted to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has written in The London Evening Standard that West Bromwich Albion players will have no problem in accepting Saido Berahino back into the team.

Striker Berahino wanted to leave West Brom and join Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day.

The 22-year-old posted a message on deadline day on Twitter which made it clear that he was angry and upset that Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace did not allow him to move to Spurs (the tweet has since been deleted).

The youngster wrote: "Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace."

Peace later explained in a statement on West Brom’s official website that he was not going to sell Berahino so late in the summer transfer window.

While many Premier League observers will wonder how the West Brom players will be affected by the Berahino transfer saga, former Tottenham and West Ham United manager Redknapp has a clear idea about the situation.

“Other players don’t alienate those who wanted to move,” Redknapp wrote in The London Evening Standard. “Players come and players go — they know it could be them next year who wants to leave.

“Nine out of 10 of them at West Brom are probably saying to Berahino, ‘What a good move that would have been for you at Tottenham — I can’t believe the chairman screwed you over by not letting you go’.

“That’s how it is in football. The players won’t be sticking up for the club, the chairman or the managers.”

West Brom will return to Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Southampton at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

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