Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Saido Berahino will take West Brom exit ‘if that’s what it comes to’

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Saido Berahino (R) of West Bromwich Albion evades the Crystal Palace defence during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on February 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Steve Bardens

Tied for third with Alexis Sanchez in the Premier League goal tally, West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino will undoubtedly have serious transfer eyes on him if he continues to display such wonderful form.

And it’s obvious that he’s already caught the attention of England manager Roy Hodgson, who just called-up the attacker for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia followed by a friendly against Scotland. These two matches will allow the Englishman to show his prowess on international turf, with the possibility of establishing himself as a regular depending on his performance.

The call-up itself stunned the 21-year-old.

“I couldn’t believe it. Even driving to the training ground it still all seems like a dream,” he said, per Sky Sports. “My mum was in the living room and she saw the news on the telly. So I actually heard about it just like everybody else did.”

While Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool all examined the idea of bringing Berahino to their club, he’s locked in with the Baggies until the January transfer window, but Alan Irvine won’t want to see his star offensive man exit that quickly.

The youngster, though, maintained that a move away from his current squad wouldn’t be out of the question, assuming he has the chance to advance his career at a Champions League team.

“If that’s what it comes to it has to be that,” he said. “I appreciate what West Brom have done for me and I am working hard to bring the club up. I just stay focused and right now I’m focused on West Brom and the games coming up.

“I just take each game as it comes, my aim would be to play in the Champions League, to be involved in the England seniors and go and play in World Cups and Euros.”