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Saido Berahino | Forward | #18

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 181

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The year has only gotten worse for West Brom's Saido Berahino as the forward was sent back to France for conditioning camp.
The former West Brom prodigy has endured a difficult 2016 that has seen him at odds with the club management and manager Tony Pulis over failed transfers and playing time. The 23-year-old, who hasn't scored for the club since February, spent the international break in the south of France to complete a fitness program, but confirmed he will now return after missing out on making the squad in the last four matches. In a statement released by the club, Berahino apologized to the club and fans and promised to regain his form: "I have had a good, constructive talk with Tony Pulis and the Club’s senior management and we all agree this is the best way forward for me. This last year has been the most difficult of my career and it has left me short of the form and fitness required for the Premier League...I want them to know that I intend to do everything I can to repay that faith while also hopefully winning over those who doubt me." Nov 21 - 6:46 AM

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Tony Pulis has once again ruled out Saido Berahino as he looks to get the player back in shape with a personal fitness program.

It isn't clear exactly how Saido Berahino fell out of shape having had the opportunity to participate in a full pre-season as well as being fit through the first two months of the season but this is where we find ourselves. Tony Pulis has publicly indicated that he isn't currently considering the young forward because he has been put on a personal fitness program. This situation just keeps getting odder for a player who seemed to have great potential before he crossed paths with Pulis.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 28 - 10:53 AM

Tony Pulis' battle with Saido Berahino continues as the manager has put the forward on a personal fitness plan.

There is video evidence that Saido Berahino can be an effective Premier League goalscorer but he seems unable to get out of his own way to let it happen. Between social media outbursts over desired transfers and now his fitness, he continues to give Tony Pulis reasons not to play him. Until he gets his act together consider him unlikely to get the chance to rediscover his best.
Oct 21 - 5:13 PM

West Bromwich Albion did what it does best Sunday, squeeze out a point from a scoreless draw in a 0-0 stalemate with Middlesbrough.

But the Saido Berahino saga continues to unravel with reports suggesting Berahino is now prepared to see out the final year of his contract before sealing a lucrative free transfer next summer. But due to all the rumors surrounding the forward during the final weekend before the transfer deadline, manager Tony Pulis said he benched Berahino to "clear his head". Meanwhile, the Baggies managed 12 shots but couldn't find the back of the net for the first time this season. In other news, Jonny Evans overcame injury to start while new signing Brendan Galloway made his first start since arriving on loan from Everton.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 28 - 10:34 AM

Despite swirling rumors of a transfer out of the Hawthorns, Saido Berahino has been described as "available" for Albion heading into the season opener against Crystal Palace.

Tony Pulis described Berahino as working hard in training but didn't commit to the forward starting the season opener. It seems likely that Berahino will be held out of Albion's initial matches until his future is resolved. It wouldn't do for management to finally decide to sell him only to see the deal undermined by an early-season injury. Berahino has great potential if he's going to be a starter but until September 1, it isn't clear when or where that might happen.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 12 - 12:28 PM

A decision on the future of forward Saido Berahino at West Bromwich Albion is expected to be made in the coming days.

The Baggies have seen their £16 million bid for West Ham forward Diafra Sakho accepted this summer and will now work out personal terms and a medical, but the deal is expected to go through, which could then allow the club to cash in on Berahino with only a year left on his current deal. Crystal Palace and Stoke City have each made a £20 million bid for the 22-year-old. Said assistant manager Dave Kemp: "That side of business is in our hands. So, we'll have to see what happens with that, but he has trained hard pre-season and played hard. We'll have to see which way that goes."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 3 - 6:32 AM

"Sky Sports" report that Stoke City has submitted a £20 million bid for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino.

The 22-year-old recently rejected a new contract offer from West Brom in favor of leaving the club with only one year left on his current deal. Meanwhile, Watford looks to have dropped out of the race to sign Berahino with manager Walter Mazzarri content with the current squad at Vicarage Road. But the Potters have officially made the first move with Crystal Palace also reportedly weighing up a bid. Berahino has played in both of the club's preseason friendlies this summer, scoring two goals against Kidderminster over the weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 19 - 12:25 PM

Reports around the country claim West Brom is going all out to improve its attacking line this summer with news concerning Saido Berahino and Diafra Sakho.

Amid rumors of a £16 million move to Stoke City this summer, West Brom have offered Berahino a new four-year contract despite a frosty relationship with manager Tony Pulis that resulted in multiple benchings and a spot in the coach's dog house. And due to the down year, Berahino looks to have lost out on a proposed move to Tottenham that nearly went through in the winter. Meanwhile, the Baggies are said to be planning a £15 million for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho, who submitted an official transfer request this week.
Jul 9 - 7:09 AM

Southampton are set to join the race for Saido Berahino after selling Sadio Mane to Liverpool.

Berahino is reportedly on the market and Stoke City have been discussed as the top destination for the 22-year-old English player. Southampton will now join the sweepstakes and try to pry the youngster away. He would be a great addition to already signed Nathan Redmond and could play alongside Graziano Pelle.
Source: DailyEcho
Jun 28 - 8:28 PM

It appears as though Stoke City will emerge as the victor in the Premier League race to sign Saido Berahino this summer.

Reports across England claim West Bromwich Albion has accepted a £16 million bid for the 22-year-old as the Potters will offer a long-term contract and a wage package worth £70,000-a-week. The Baggies originally shot down Stoke City's offer of £15 million earlier this week in the hopes of getting more in return for Berahino. But after failing to land a better deal, they came back to the bargaining table. Berahino scored only four Premier League goals last season after 14 the season prior, drawing £20 million-plus bids from Spurs and Newcastle.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 26 - 1:49 PM

A Saido Berahino move seems like it may finally happen after Stoke City and West Ham have been heavily linked this summer.

It didn't go particularly well for the player or his club last summer with Berahino and West Brom having a falling out over his desire to move to White Hart Lane. A season playing only sporadically seems to have diminished his value and his likely list of suitors. With no mention of Spurs, the Potters and Hammers seem set to battle it out for Berahino's signature. Watford is also mentioned as a possible destination. West Brom look like they'll also pay a price for last summer's drama as Berahino has only a year left on his deal and the price looks to be lower than it would have been if he'd moved to the Lane last summer.
Jun 15 - 10:05 AM

Saido Berahino and Ben Foster face late fitness tests ahead of West Brom's match with West Ham at the Hawthorns.

The Baggies had their say on the title race on Monday when they held Spurs to a draw. The outcome was a big deal in the grander scheme of the title race but it might have taken it's toll on a couple of West Brom players. Saido Berahino and Ben Foster both came away nursing ankle injuries and neither are sufficiently recovered to be definite participants against West Ham on Saturday. Check both as close to kick-off as you can before making any line-up decisions.
Apr 29 - 1:06 PM

West Brom will be without two key starters for Monday night's away fixture against second-place Tottenham due to a pair of ankle injuries.

Manager Tony Pulis confirmed that forward Saido Berahino sustained an ankle injury in a 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Thursday and could not recover in time to face Spurs. The club switched to a 4-3-3 to accommodate Salomon Rondon and Craig Gardner's return to the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Ben Foster will also miss Monday night's match due to an ankle injury discovered the day after the Arsenal match, which Pulis said could cause the starting keeper to miss the weekend match against West Ham as well with Boaz Myhill set to fill in.
Apr 25 - 2:47 PM

Saido Berahino was denied twice from the penalty spot as Watford won at the Hawthorns.

The season-long drama between Tony Pulis and Saido Berahino took another turn as the young striker twice had a chance to equalize Ben Watson's opener. Twice Berahino failed sentencing the Baggies to a home loss that drops them below the Hornets in the standings.
Apr 16 - 12:47 PM

West Bromwich Albion has dodged a massive bullet after the FA confirmed forward Saido Berahino won't be charged for violent conduct.

Berahino was involved in an incident against Everton on Saturday after kicking out at James McCarthy while the referee wasn't watching in the first half of the Baggies' 1-0 win at Goodison Park. Roberto Martinez claimed to spot the incident but an FA panel ruled the video footage inconclusive, clearing Berahino of a potential three-match ban for violent conduct. Berahino looks like a solid fantasy pickup after receiving his first Premier League start since Week 11. With a big-money move likely this summer, Berahino is primed to return to the form that saw him score 14 goals last season.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 16 - 9:49 AM