West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has warned Saido Berahino that he must grow up after the transfer debacle this summer.
The England international had previously been linked with a move to the Emirates, but it was his situation with Spurs ahead of the deadline last week that caused the biggest controversy.
After having his move to White Hart Lane blocked by chairman Jeremy Peace, the 22-year-old took to Twitter to insist that he wouldn’t play for him again.
However, Pulis has seemingly had a few harsh words to share with the youngster and will now look to mend bridges in order to get their striker back in the right frame of mind to score the goals to help the club achieve their objectives.
“Respect has to be earned and Saido has to learn that lesson. West Brom have nurtured Saido’s career for over a decade, they deserve the utmost respect and at times unwillingly he has shown them little,” Pulis said, according to the Daily Mail.
“He has to grow up and wise up to the fact that people at West Brom have supported him right from the beginning of his career.”
Pulis insisted that the issue remains between Berahino and Peace, but he understands that the striker has a lot of damage to repair with his teammates and the supporters.
Berahino has scored 19 goals in 72 Premier League appearances for the club, and is contracted to them until the summer of 2017.