Saido Berahino had a very difficult time at West Bromwich Albion, but Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes he is ready to move on.
Berahino moved from the Baggies to join the Potters for £12 million. The 23-year-old was a key player for West Brom, but his relationship with club turned sour after multiple failed attempts to force a move away .
Recently, it was also alleged that Berahino had served an eight-week ban for testing positive last year for a recreational drug.
“It was unfortunate,” Hughes told the Stoke Sentinel of the reports about Berahino’s failed drug test. “We were all disappointed that it came out. It didn’t have to. It did, so you just move on.
“Everyone is aware of it. Everyone can move on. It’s something that’s happened. He’s been great since he’s walked through the door.
“He’s got a big smile on his face – there’s a weight off his shoulders and he just needs to get on with his career now.”
Hughes said Berahino will likely be involved when Stoke take on Tottenham in two weeks.
“He’s match short, clearly, but we have two weeks away which will help him immeasurably,” Hughes said. “Likelihood is he’ll be involved versus Spurs.”