Sheffield Wednesday confirms the signing of former West Brom and Stoke City striker Saido Berahino returning to English football after two years in Belgium
- Sheffield Wednesday has the signing of Saido Berahino . rounded
- The 28-year-old has spent the past two years in Belgium after leaving Stoke
- Berahino has struggled in recent years to replicate his early form for West Brom
Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the signing of Saido Berahino, who will return to English football after a two-year absence.
The Burundian international has not played for an English team since leaving Stoke City at the end of the 2018-19 season.
Since then, he has played his football in the Belgian Pro League for Zulte Waregem, including on a rental basis with Charleroi last season.
Saido Berahino could return to English football after two years in Belgium
However, Berahino still has a shot at English football in the form of League One team Sheffield Wednesday, who signed him on a free transfer.
He even held talks with Tottenham, although no deal could be reached with the Baggies by the 2015 summer transfer window deadline.
Berahino left English football after scoring just five goals in three years at Stoke City
This led to the striker lashing out at the club’s then president, Jeremy Peace, tweeting: “Sad that I can’t say exactly how the club has treated me, but I can officially say I will never play (for) Jeremy Peace.” .’
Berahino played a further 40 games for the club before signing for Stoke in January 2017.
The former England youth international was unable to match his early form for West Brom before his departure from English football.
Sheffield Wednesday, who are second in League One after five games, are hoping to bolster their squad to boost their hopes of promotion back to the championship.
Sheffield Wednesday could give the 28-year-old a chance at the League One club