Tony Pulis on how West Brom fans have embraced Saido Berahino after failed Spurs move

Saido Berahino

The 22-year old tried to force through a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but is now back in the fold at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis believes the Baggies faithful have forgiven Saido Berahino for his transfer window antics, in an interview with talkSPORT.

The England Under-21 international handed in a transfer request and vowed never to play for the club while chairman Jeremey Peace was in charge, as reported by the Telegraph, in a bid to force through a move to Spurs.

His desired move failed to materialise, however, and he returned to the starting line-up against Aston Villa last weekend – scoring the winning goal in the process.

"They've been very good and very supportive and the great thing for me is the Saido situation," said Pulis.

"I think Saido was concerned there might be a little turning of the tide, but they were absolutely wonderful when he came on against Southampton and last Saturday against Villa.

"They truly are in love with their football club and they want their football club to do well, and Saido is a big part of that now. They have embraced him and brought him back into the fold - that naughty child!

"It's good because it takes the pressure off him,” he added.

Berahino’s speedy return to the good books of the West Brom fans highlights the fickle nature of the football supporter and is further evidence that it’s never too late to make amends on the pitch – especially if you’re in the business of scoring goals.

A January approach for the striker isn’t out of the question, however, whether from Spurs or elsewhere, and it will be interesting to see how the frontman handles the interest next time around.

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