Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony suggested on the Drivetime show on talkSPORT last Friday afternoon (January 22) that West Bromwich Albion should sell Saido Berahino in the January transfer window.
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 this month.
Earlier this month, Sky Sports claimed that Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Stoke City are all interested in signing Berahino in January.
MacAnthony, who had the young striker on loan at Peterborough from West Brom in 2012, believes that the Baggies should sell him.
“Brilliant kid,” said MacAnthony on the Drivetime show on talkSPORT last Friday afternoon (January 22) about Berahino. “We felt we played a part in his progression and his development.
“I think he has been wrongly advised to come out with the stuff he did against the West Brom chairman. You have got to be very careful.
“I don’t think he did himself any favours, but he is 21. I think he was told to do that probably. I think West Brom could have sold him and should have sold him by now.”
“I understand everyone has a price, but he is not really playing,” added the Peterborough chairman. “So I would get the best deal possible and move him on, and everyone move on from it.”
Berahino is a talented young striker, but his performances so far this season have been disappointing.
The former England Under-21 international has scored just three goals and created only four chances in 18 Premier League appearances this campaign.
The youngster has a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 58%, and has won two headers, eight dribbles and five tackles.