West Brom star striker’s future hangs in the balance

West Bromwich Albion Saido Berahino has refused to rule out the possibility of departing the Midlands club during the January transfer window.

The England under-21 international bagged his 14th goal of the campaign in all competitions on Saturday as the Baggies beat Hull City 1-0 at the Hawthorns, giving new West Brom boss Tony Pulis his first Premier League win at the club.
Although Pulis remains a huge admirer of Berahino – who has frequently been linked with moves to top flight heavyweights Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur – he faces a tough battle to convince the 21 year-old striker to remain at the club.

The 21-year-old scored his 14th goal of the season to give the Baggies a 1-0 win over Hull, a result that lifts West Brom two points outside of the relegation zone.

When asked about his future in the aftermath of the match, Berahino said:

“I’m playing, I can’t complain.

“I’m starting to score goals again, which I’m enjoying. That’s as far as it goes.

“Obviously I’ve got big ambitions, but at the moment I’m a West Brom player and I’m enjoying my football.

“There are always rumours going around, but I can’t control anything. The only thing I can control is what I do on the field.”

Berahino’s contract at the Hawthorns lasts until 2017, which means that any move for the player is likely to demand a large transfer fee.

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