Trevor Sinclair has suggested that Saido Berahino should sit out the remainder of his contract at West Bromwich Albion if the club do not let him join Newcastle United.
Sky Sports have suggested that Newcastle have made a £21 million offer for the front-man this weekend.
However, the Baggies have rejected all offers for the striker so far and they seem determined to keep hold of him unless they receive an offer simply too good to refuse.
Berahino has made no secret of his desire to leave the Hawthorns, but the Baggies appear determined to block a transfer unless it is very much on their own terms.
And Sinclair believes that Berahino should now take a stand, by simply letting his contract run down to ensure that West Brom do not receive any money for him when he does finally depart.
West Brom, of course, would still receive a fee if Berahino did let his contract expire and join another Premier League club, given that he came through their youth academy.
However, Sinclair suggests that a move abroad would be a preferable option for the 22-year-old.
He'd go for free abroad https://t.co/m31F95aoks— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) January 31, 2016
Berahino has made just nine starts in all competitions this season, but he has still managed to score six times in the process.