Tony Pulis is confident that Tottenham will not move back in for Saido Berahino after being scuppered in their attempt to sign the England international this summer. The youngster took to Twitter to express his discontentment at not getting the move, but the former Stoke City manager is confident that he can get a better move elsewhere when the opportunity arises.
The striker vowed never to play for West Brom but is in contention to face Southampton on 12 September in a bid to bury the hatchet and get his starting place in the team back. The striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions last season and Mauricio Pochettino had earmarked the youngster as the man to lower the burden from Harry Kane, who has been found struggling this season.
Berahino was the subject of a plethora of bids from Tottenham for which he was kept out of West Brom'w squad for the last three games, citing a lack of concentration owing to the activity in the transfer market around him. The striker was initially valued at £25m ($39m) by West Brom, according to an Evening Standard report, but failure to sign a replacement led to a stand-off between the two clubs.
However, Pulis believes that the interest has died down and the north London club will now look at someone else when the transfer window resumes. West Brom currently have four points from their last four games, with their only win coming in their last game against Stoke City.
"Personally I don't think Tottenham will ever come back – I don't think that will happen," Pulis explained, as quoted by Goal. There are other clubs out there who if they're interested, they're interested, but I'm sure Saido will deal with it in a different way to how he did this time.
"I just think most probably the two clubs have tried to do a deal and it's not worked and not happened. I don't see Daniel [Levy, Tottenham's chairman] coming back to try to sign Saido again. I might be wrong.
"It is not anything. It's just my feeling. I just don't see Daniel coming back," he added.