English Premiership

Albion vow to keep Berahino

2015-08-28 10:55
Saido Berahino (AFP)

London - West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino will not be sold to Tottenham during the current transfer window, the Premier League club has claimed.

Albion have rejected two bids from Tottenham and the 22-year-old responded by handing in a transfer request in a bid to force a move to White Hart Lane before the transfer deadline on September 1.

But Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace has attempted to end the speculation over Berahino's future by revealing he has spoken to the player and told him he is staying no matter how high Tottenham raise the offer.

"I have informed Saido that he will not be transferred during this summer window and that he is staying at the club," Peace said in a statement.

"As I have made clear from the moment Tottenham lodged their first bid for Saido on August 18, selling our top goalscorer was never on our agenda this summer."

Peace also indicated Tottenham never got near their valuation of Berahino, who scored 14 Premier League goals last season, with the north London club's last bid of £22 million being swiftly rejected.

"Our plans have always been based on Saido being part of our squad for the 2015-16 season," Peace added.

"But there are two other good reasons why he will not be sold.

"Firstly, had we ever entertained the notion of selling him we have not received an offer anywhere near attractive enough from Tottenham Hotspur.

"Not only have the offers been too low as a valuation of the player, but they have been based on stage-payments and add-ons over a long period which do nothing to reflect Saido's ability and potential."

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