West Brom grant Saido Berahino his long held wish to leave as striker looks set for Stoke City

Personal terms are being discussed

BY Raf Diallo 18:20 Friday 20 January 2017, 18:20 20 Jan 2017

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis with Saido Berahino before the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture by Martin Rickett PA Archive/PA Images

West Bromwich Albion have agreed to sell Saido Berahino to Stoke.

In a short statement, Albion say the striker will now discuss personal terms after the Premier League clubs agreed a fee.

That transfer fee is reportedly an initial £10 million but it could eventually rise to £15 million.

West Brom said: "West Bromwich Albion can confirm the club has today agreed a deal with Stoke City for Saido Berahino.

"As a result, Albion have given Stoke permission to open talks with Berahino about a potential move to the Bet365 Stadium.

"There will be no further comment at this time."

Berahino's desire to leave the Hawthorns has been a subplot of recent transfer windows and in July 2016, West Brom rejected a bid from Stoke City.

The 23 year old was involved in a transfer saga after interest from Tottenham Hotspur bid for his services in the summer of 2015.

With West Brom resistant to the move, Berahino's relationship with his club deteriorated to the point that he tweeted that he would never play for the club again

That saga and the ones to follow also inspired this Vine involving Berahino and West Brom manager Tony Pulis: 

The Burundi born striker has made just four Premier League appearances this season, after four goals in 31 league appearances during the 2015-16 season.

Berahino had previously shone in 2014-15 season when he burst onto the scene with 20 goals in all competitions.

That form earned him a call up to the England squad in 2014 under then manager Roy Hodgson, although he has yet to be capped at international level.


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