Date: 14th August 2015 at 6:42pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has spoken more about the speculated move of Saido Berahino away from the club and also given some thoughts about this weekend’s encounter with newly promoted Watford.

Audio – Pulis On Berahino

In his pre Watford pre conference, Pulis talked about Berahino and largely just repeated what he’s been saying all summer about wanting the England youngster to remain with us but you can never say never in football when it comes to transfers as some side may just makes us an offer the club can’t refuse.

‘As I’ve said before you never say never to anything. The one window that I’ve been at the football club from the start of it opening until the end everything was about Saido and whether he would leave or not. I will say exactly the same now as I did before if there is an offer that comes in that blows you out the water nobody keeps their players as they all move. So to say that a player is not going to go, if money isn’t right he won’t go, but if someone blew you out of the water then you would think about it.’

He went on to say that obviously with Berahino’s talents and the development he still has to do, we obviously want to keep him though.

‘I don’t want to lose him. If he left the club I don’t think it would be good for his development. The supporters really appreciate that he is a good player and what he has done for the football club and he has integrated much more with the group now. He is a good lad and a good player and we want to try and keep those players.’

The E&S also have him quoted talking more specifically about our newly promoted opposition and he hinted that both of our most recent signings, Serge Gnabry and Salomon Rondon could feature for their debuts.

‘Salomon’s done very well. Him and Gnabry have spent a lot of time working with the fitness coach, but Salomon has showed a great attitude, he is a great lad and we’ve been impressed with him. They have worked hard in the last week or so, the two of them, and I will assess it with the medical team to see if they are ready, if not to start then for the bench.’

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