West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace has issued a statement following the transfer debacle between the Baggies and Tottenham Hotspur over Saido Berahino.
Peace told the official West Brom site: “We have a key player who has been very unsettled by antics which were designed to get him out of our club cheaply.
“Those tactics have continued despite my making our position clear in my first conversation with Daniel Levy on this subject in mid-August.
“I said selling Saido so late in the window was not on our agenda.
“Tottenham’s offers failed substantially to reflect Saido’s true value while the timing made no allowance for our own recruitment of a suitable replacement for a proven Premier League goalscorer.
“Saido has been unsettled to the point where our Head Coach has not felt able to select him for our last three games.
“We are now left with the task of repairing the damage created by this unfortunate episode.”
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