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Published: 10:52 | 29/2/16

Pulis: Berahino can have a great career


Tony Pulis believes Saido Berahino can secure a move to a top-four club if can make the most of his 'god-given' talent.

Berahino netted 20 goals for West Brom last season and his superb form saw Tottenham make several attempts to sign him during the summer, including two bids on deadline day in September.

When the Baggies turned down the bids, the 22-year-old threatened never to play for chairman Jeremy Peace again, but he returned to the first team following talks with Pulis only to struggle with his form during the first half of the campaign.

After watching Berahino help West Brom to a vital 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Pulis believes the striker can go on to have a big career if he can maintain his form.

"If he plays half the season now like he did, everybody will start talking about him. His mind is clear and he is set on his football again," Pulis said.

"I have had lots of conversations with him. It has not been a short period. This has been over three windows. Every window that opens up, he gets driven in a direction that maybe a more experienced or stronger character would deal with.

"He is a young lad, and he speaks to a lot of people and a lot speak to him. He gets pushed from pillar to post. You can speak to him, you think you have got him, and all of a sudden you lose him again.

"He is not a bad lad. I have been round to his house, I have met his mum, they are nice people.

"The most important thing is that he has a God-given gift and he should squeeze the pips from it, and have a great, great career."

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