Pulis claims he thought Tottenham would have signed Saido Berahino in the summer

Saido Berahino

West Brom forward Berahino was wanted by Tottenham over the summer.

Speaking to London24, Tony Pulis has admitted that he thought Tottenham would get ahold of Saido Berahino in the summer, with the North London club making for approaches for the striker.

Pulis said: “If it’s [a deal] right then everybody has got a value. You would have thought that Tottenham would have got Saido at a certain price and you would have thought Chelsea would have got Stones at a certain price so it was nice that it didn’t happen, for everybody.”

Pulis not only references Berahino staying with the Baggies, but also John Stones staying with Everton despite Chelsea making moves to sign him.

Both are young English players, with bright futures ahead of them, and they hold the valuable home grown status which makes them expensive commodities in the transfer market.

The Daily Mail confirmed that Spurs made a number of bids to sign Berahino in the summer, with West Brom rejecting all approaches, whilst the Mirror reported that Everton rejected four bids from Chelsea for Stones.

There were big offers made for both players, and many expected to see both Stones and Berahino turning out in London when the transfer window closed, even Pulis by his own admission.

However, the chairmen of the respective clubs stuck to their guns, refusing to sell players who are key to any future success either club will entertain.

Pulis is surprised to have seen Berahino remain with his club, but for both West Brom and the young striker, him remaining at the Hawthorns was the best decision which could have been made over the summer.

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