West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has threatened to never play another match for the Premier League side after he was denied a move to Tottenham on deadline day.
The England under-21 international looked likely to head to Spurs, however, Press Association [via ESPNFC] reports the Baggies turned down a last-minute £21m bid for the striker.
Berahino reacted angrily on Twitter saying he would not play for the club again under current chairman Jeremy Peace.
“Sad how I can’t say exactly how the club has treated me, but I can officially say I never play [for] Jeremy Peace,” he tweeted.
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
Peace responded in a statement, saying the club has not now repair the damage caused by the refusal to allow Berahino to leave The Hawthorns.
“We have a key player who has been very unsettled by antics which were designed to get him out of our club cheaply,” Peace is reported as saying by talkSport.
“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.”
Berahino, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is yet to feature for the Baggies this season and could find it difficult to break back into the side following the arrival of Salomon Rondon.
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