On countless occasions, Saido Berahino has tried to make the great escape from West Bromwich Albion only to be rejected and forced to slump back to the bench in defeat. Now, instead of fighting for playing time at WBA, Berahino is fighting type 2 diabetes.
Berahino wasn’t in the squad that faced off against Tottenham Hotspur this past weekend because of a weight problem. According to sources, the forward is roughly eight pounds overweight and set to enter into the hit American TV show, The Biggest Loser, in order to prevent the compulsive eating caused by not being able to leave the Midlands.
Berahino spoke the media about his problem and revealed that he’s willing to fight against obesity and fight for his place to secure a move elsewhere.
I’ve tried so many times to get away from the club, but they keep bringing me back. For what? Tony Pulis is a prick and prefers anyone to me and as a result I’ve been eating my feelings. I am fat because of my situation, but I am not going to let that stop me. *sniffles* I am prepared to get my life back.
The striker was once a highly touted prospect with Spurs willing to pay in the neighborhood of $37 million for the Englishman. That shit club across North London should be very thankful they didn’t sign him as weight problems at 23 years old can only signal the beginning of the end.
berahino spotted not taking this weight loss programme seriously pic.twitter.com/FppOiuel9p
— Jamie Sheppard (@jamieshepWba) October 18, 2016
The 2014/15 season saw Berahino hit 20 goals for the club in all competitions, but since then has struggled to recreate the same scintillating form. Last year he mustered only seven goals in all comps, while this year he’s managed four appearances and a yellow card.
Taking some time to focus on himself and his figure might be just what the doctor ordered for Saido Berahino. If he puts these big problems behind him maybe he’ll be able to be a decent striker and be a disappointment for the English national team like the rest of the over-hyped young English players.