West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Saido Berahino needs the transfer window to close before he can recapture his true form.
The striker looked set to leave The Hawthorns this summer, with Crystal Palace and Stoke having tabled bids of around £20m for the former England U21 forward, but it now looks likely he will stay as the Baggies are not prepared to sell him until they find a replacement.
“He’ll be fine. Getting over the next three or four days will be massive for him,” said Pulis ahead of the Super Sunday showdown with Middlesbrough.
“I just think, one day, I will write a thesis on it. It will be a long one. Is this the fourth or fifth window? It seems like about 20 with him. The kid has had to put up with it, you can’t stop it, unfortunately. Some of the stories I could tell you.”