Date: 27th January 2017 at 6:32pm
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New striker Saido Berahino has been speaking about the pull that playing under Mark Hughes was as he made the switch from West Bromwich Albion the other week.

It’s fair to say Berahino hasn’t had the best of season’s with West Brom and the Under 21 internationals behaviour and tweets are extremely well known so I’m not covering them again, but Hughes believes he can get the youngster back on track and Berahino admitted that the long standing interest in him from Hughes had been a factor.

Speaking to the Official Website as he met with the media this week to discuss his move to the club a week ago, he explained.

‘I had spoken to the manager on several occasions to be honest and I was always hugely impressed by him, and what he had to say. For me, he isn`t only a top manager he is also a really good guy too, who genuinely feels he can help me to develop into the player I know I can be. The last few years have been incredibly difficult for me, and at this stage of my career I really felt that I needed some guidance. I believe the gaffer is the perfect person to give me that, and of course he was one of the big reasons why I wanted this move to happen so much.’

Adding.

‘Everybody in this room knows what a top class striker he was, and I want to learn from him – I have already benefitted from him in training and am so excited to continue learning from him.’

The 23 year old could of course feature in Wednesday’s Premier League clash against Everton and the player himself wants to play a part to get himself going at the club.

‘I am actually feeling really good and have benefited from the work I have been doing with the fitness team over the past seven days. The sports science staff were actually quite surprised by the level I am at, considering I haven`t played Premier League football for so long. Of course, I am nowhere near the levels I was at a couple of years ago, but I feel in good shape and I am ready to feature if the manager feels it is right for me to do so. I am just concentrating on working hard with the group, who I trained with for the first time today, and getting myself back to the levels I have been at before.’

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