West Brom boss shares his intentions regarding the future of Saido Berahino

West Brom's Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino's contract with the club expires in the summer.

Speaking to reporters during his pre-match press conference, Baggies boss Tony Pulis outlined his desire to keep Saido Berahino at the Hawthorns, and urged the 23-year-old to sign a new deal with the club, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The striker has not played for West Brom since September 10th, and was recently sent to a training camp in France, in a bid to help him regain his peak physical condition.

Berahino is now back training with the club, but his future in the Black Country remains very much up in the air still.

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in actionWest Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino in action

Pulis though, stated his intention to keep the 23-year-old at the club, when speaking to reporters, but highlighted the need for him to knuckle down and work hard, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

"I am hoping he will stay and get his head down and want to stay. It's happened before and it'll happen again, there will be people talking to him and telling what he should and shouldn't be doing. It's up to him to work it out, he's big enough now to make decisions for himself."

West Brom's Saido BerahinoWest Brom's Saido Berahino

Fortunately for the Baggies, Salomon Rondon has been on an incredible run of form during Berahino's absence, leading the line with aplomb, and contributing with seven goals in 15 Premier League starts for his club so far this season.

The thought of seeing both Rondon and Berahino paired together must be a tantalising prospect for West Brom fans, and with Pulis' men currently sitting comfortably in seventh position in the Premier League table, the future is looking bright for the Baggies.

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