West Brom manager Alan Irvine expecting bids for in-form striker Saido Berahino in January

As reported by Sky Sports, West Brom manager Alan Irvine is expecting interest in striker Saido Berahino to rise when the January transfer window is open.

“If he continues to do what he is doing other clubs will come in and test the water. The club is in such a good position we don’t need to sell. I wouldn’t like to see Saido go, but I have to be realistic as I know what the possibility is. Our chairman is very strong and will only do what is in the best interests of the club. I’ll be delighted if we’re still talking about Saido at the end of the season,” said Irvine.

Berahino, 21, has been in fine form for the Baggies this season. The England U21 international has scored 6 goals in 8 Premier League games, and his performances are leading many to back him for a senior England call up this campaign.

“His movement is very good. I expect him to score when he’s through on goal, and he’s going in the right direction. He’s got plenty of things to improve, but with his attitude and the way he is living his life I think he can only get better and better,” Irvine added.

Last season, Berahino scored five league goals in 11 starts, but was reduced to cameo appearances that played havoc with his form. Now he’s being entrusted to lead the line, he’s delivering on a weekly basis.

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