Pulis explains Berahino stay

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has revealed why Saido Berahino is still at the club and insists there’s no more animosity between the striker and club management.

Berahino infamously received flak from Albion fans for his Twitter rant when he attacked Baggies owner Jeremy Peace for reportedly blocking his move away from the Hawthorns.

The England Under-21 international was expected to spend the rest of the season in exile, but Pulis explained what really happened when Berahino handed in a transfer request.

“If you say to Jeremy that he’s got to do something [accept the transfer request], he’s one of them that’ll dig his heels in and be really bloody minded and stubborn, but that’s the way he is,” Pulis told ESPNFC.

“The fact of the matter was that he had a price and a value for Saido and irrespective of the price that was offered even late on, I don’t think Jeremy though it was the right thing for the club. And like I say, once he makes his mind up, I don’t think you can sway him to go either way. He sticks with it.”

Pulis also added that he has no problem with the player’s use of social media although admitted he wouldn’t be one to get involved with it.

“I think it’s part of their lives now. I don’t agree with it, but they want to do it so that’s fine. It’s different to what I would want, or what I would expose myself or my family to, but so be it,” he said.

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