Saido Berahino has revealed that he hates West Bromwich Albion in an interview with BBC.
The former West Brom Albion academy graduate brought an end to his turbulent time at The Hawthorns by signing a five-and-a-half-year deal at Stoke on 20 January.
Berahino, who turned down three new contract offers from Albion, said he wanted to leave the club he joined as a 11-year-old because he “hated the place”.
“I was depressed,” he said. “Every morning I walked in the training ground I didn’t want to be there.
“Going from loving something and hating the place that has made you is hard to take. Hate is a strong word but I really didn’t want to be there.
“That is one of the reasons I didn’t sign the contracts they put on the table. It was not about money, it was about my happiness.”