West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino went crying to mummy in a bid to force his way out of the club according to manager Tony Pulis.
English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur showed interest in signing the West Brom striker who was also interested in the deal.
According to Pulis, Berahino took his mum to meet with West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace in an attempt to secure a move from the club. That didn’t help the case.
Tony Pulis told the Daily Mail:
“Saido listens to the last person who speaks to him and does things that are not reflective of him.
“He also brought his mum in one day to have a meeting with Jeremy and I don’t think that helped.
“It’s almost like he is influenced by the last person who talks to him.
“He lacks real mentors in his life. He lost his dad very early and I believe that played a pivotal part in his behaviour.”
Saido Berahino who was born in Burundi lost his father at a very early stage. His dad was killed in 1997 during the Burundian Civil war when the player was four years old.
The West Bromwich Albion striker is set to return to training this week after appearing to suggest he will not play for the Baggies again following a failed move to Tottenham Hotspur.