West Brom assistant reacts to Pritchard loan... and gives telling Berahino update

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The Baggies assistant coach has been discussing the Tottenham Hotspur loanee and Newcastle United striker target.

West Brom assistant David Kemp has delivered a telling update on Saido Berahino.

Indeed, the 22-year-old forward has been heavily linked with a move away from the Hawthorns, with Newcastle making a huge bid for Berahino - according to BBC Sport.

But the West Brom assistant says he is hoping Berahino will be fit to face Swansea City tomorrow.

That's a key insight into the attitude at the club - they hope to keep Berahino and aren't even entertaining the thought of a sale to Newcastle or anyone else.

Publicly, at least...

Meanwhile, Kemp also addressed West Brom's loan signing of Alex Pritchard from Tottenham.

The Spurs loanee's fitness will be assessed, although the Baggies no.2 says the 22-year-old is an 'exciting young player.'

Tottenham certainly surprised many by loaning Pritchard to West Brom but it's still Berahino who will steal the headlines.

Will he stay at the Hawthorns or can the Magpies - perhaps even Spurs - persuade Jeremy Peace to part company with the young forward?

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