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Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the signing of Saido Berahino who returns to English football after two years away.

The Burundi international has not played for an English team since his departure from Stoke City at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Since then he has been playing his football in the Belgian Pro League for Zulte Waregem which included a loan spell at Charleroi last season.

Berahino though has got another shot at English football in the form of League One side Sheffield Wednesday who have signed him on a free transfer.

In joining the Owls, he reunites with manager Darren Moore who was a coach at West Brom when Berahino was at the Baggies.

The striker looked like a potential England star of the future after scoring 14 goals for West Brom during the 2014-15 season in the Premier League.

He even held talks with Tottenham though a deal could not be agreed with the Baggies on deadline day of the summer transfer window in 2015.

We are delighted to announce the permanent signing of @SBerahino! 🦉 🖊#swfc

This led to the striker hitting out at the club’s then chairman Jeremy Peace tweeting: ‘Sad how I can’t exactly say how the club has treated me but I can officially say I will never play (for) Jeremy Peace.’

Berahino did go on to make another 40 appearances 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 sit second in League One after five games, are hoping to bolster their squad to boost their hopes of promotion back to the Championship.


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