Ben Foster comments on Berahino's future, gives advice to West Brom team-mate

Saido Berahino

Ben Foster has had his say on Saido Berahino's situation at West Brom after a failed bid from Newcastle United.

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has told The Mirror that he thinks Saido Berahino will be an asset to the club - but urged him to stay off Twitter.

Berahino, 22, hit 20 goals in all competitions last season, but was blocked from making a move to Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window, and took to Twitter to slam chairman Jeremy Peace, before deleting the tweet - as reported by Sky Sports.

Since that moment, Berahino has barely played for West Brom, starting just eight Premier League games this season as off-field matters have diminished his impact.

Many expected the Burundi-born hitman to finally leave The Hawthorns in the January transfer window, but chairman Peace again blocked his departure, as BBC Sport reported that Newcastle had failed with a £21m bid to lure Berahino to the North East.

As the deadline arrived, Berahino again took to Twitter, this time stating he wouldn't be doing anything silly as he did back in September.

Now, his Baggies team-mate Ben Foster has told The Mirror that he is happy to see Berahino staying at The Hawthorns - but advised him to stay off Twitter and focus on matters on the field.

"It’s good for us – and good for Saido too that he’s still here," said Foster. "He offers a threat. He’ll score goals wherever he goes. He’s a natural goalscorer.  And now the heat is off it should improve his game. He just needs to concentrate on his football. He knows he’s here until the end of the season," he added.

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