After having surprisingly named Saido Berahino on the bench in their 2-2 draw against Burnley, West Brom head coach Tony Pulis believes the want away striker needs a trusted mentor, reports Sky Sports.
Berahino, 21, recently admitted he was seeking a move to a club bigger than West Brom next season, with the likes of Liverpool & Tottenham being linked with his signature. The striker found himself reprimanded by the Midlands outfit as a result of his conduct, but was also dropped for this weekend’s clash against Burnley.
Following the final whistle, Pulis was quick to downplay any rumours of a rift between him and the striker, but did feel he was in need of mentoring from the right people. West Brom have wanted to hold onto Berahino this season, but would sell him for the right price if an astronomical bid came in for him.
“Young people today lack mentors. There have been certain occasions where (Berahino) has stepped out of line. These kids have got to be shown what’s right and wrong. He’s not a bad lad. He has a lot of ability and he’ll be a good player. The important thing is that he gets his head on. He needs to realise he’s a professional footballer and to concentrate on that,” said Pulis.
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