Striker Saido Berahino and West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace are not seeing eye-to-eye
Written By: isps|
Sep 1, 2015
Earlier today, at the end of the transfer deadline, Saido Berahino tossed out a tweet that signaled a lot of frustration on his part, as to why he’d not been shipped to another club (Tottenham) that have been pursuing him recently:
Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace.
— Saido Berahino (@SBerahino) September 1, 2015
West Brom a few moments ago issued an official statement about “Transfer Business” but CLEARLY is aimed to combat the social media circus that his tweet, which has been retweeted and favorited close to 60k times right now.
Here are the juicy bits:
“We have a key player who has been very unsettled by antics which were designed to get him out of our club cheaply.”
“Those tactics have continued despite my making our position clear in my first conversation with Daniel Levy on this subject in mid-August.
“I said selling Saido so late in the window was not on our agenda.
“Tottenham’s offers failed substantially to reflect Saido’s true value while the timing made no allowance for our own recruitment of a suitable replacement for a proven Premier League goalscorer.
“Saido has been unsettled to the point where our Head Coach has not felt able to select him for our last three games.
“We are now left with the task of repairing the damage created by this unfortunate episode.”
Tottenham, for the record, has attempted to bid on Saido FOUR times, with the final two being rejected today.
To read the full press release, please go here:
Club Statement: Chairman on transfer business – WBA.co.uk
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