Trevor Sinclair offers his strong view on the Saido Berahino situation

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West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has been linked with a move to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

Former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers winger Trevor Sinclair suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT last Friday morning (January 15) that Saido Berahino has been badly treated by West Bromwich Albion.

Berahino wanted to move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2015, but West Brom blocked it, as reported by BBC Sport at the time.

The 22-year-old striker’s form has been disappointing so far this season, and he has been linked with a move away from the Baggies in the January transfer window.

According to The London Evening Standard, Tottenham are still interested in Berahino, while The Chronicle claims that Newcastle want to sign him this month.

Sinclair seems to believe that the 22-year-old Englishman has not been treated properly by West Brom.

“I think he is a great player,” said the former England international on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT last Friday morning (January 15). “His relationship with Jeremy Peace and with Tony Pulis has been stretched.

“His character has been questioned, and I think he has been harshly treated for me. He is a young player, he obviously wants to play football.”

“I think he has been hung out to dry a little bit for me,” added Sinclair.

Berahino has not been playing well for West Brom so far this season, and has managed to score just three goals in 17 Premier League games.

Perhaps it would be best for the striker if he leaves West Brom in the January transfer window. The youngster needs to play regularly and must be deployed as a ‘striker’. Maybe Newcastle would be a good option.

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