Saido Berahino has signed a two-year deal with Zulte Waregem, as announced by their official club website.

The 26-year-old has found a new club after seeing his contract terminated by Championship side Stoke City at the end of last season.

Berahino, who is a Burundi international with five caps to his name, has seen his career go off track over the past couple of years after a promising start.

He started his career at West Bromwich Albion and rose up through the youth ranks at the Hawthorns before making his first team debut for the Baggies in a League Cup tie against Yeovil Town in August 2012.

Berahino had loan spells in the lower leagues with Northampton Town, Peterborough United and Brentford before making a name for himself at West Brom. He went onto make 121 appearances for the Baggies and scored 36 goals.

His last year with the Midlands side turned sour amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur. He finally left West Brom for Stoke City for around £12 million but struggled to hit the ground running for the Potters.

He did not score for Stoke in his first year-and-a-half at the club but did manage five last season.

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Zulte Waregem will be hoping Berahino can resurrect his career in the Belgian First Division for them this year. They finished 11th last season and are also the home to English defender Cameron Humphreys-Grant and former Brighton and Hove Albion winger Henrik Bjordal.


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