West Brom sign winger Burke

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

West Brom have signed Scot­land in­ter­na­tional winger Oliver Burke from Ger­man club RB Leipzig for an undis­closed fee.

The 20-year-old, who came through the academy at Not­ting­ham For­est, has put pen to pa­per on a five-year con­tract.

Burke be­comes the fifth new ar­rival at The Hawthorns this sum­mer after Gareth Barry, Jay Ro­driguez, Zhang Yun­ing and Ahmed Hegazi and he will be avail­able for West Brom’s Premier League game at home to Stoke to­mor­row.

Burke rose to promi­nence at the City Ground at the start of last sea­son, scor­ing four goals, be­fore leav­ing For­est to join Leipzig on a five-year deal last Au­gust. He helped Leipzig claim a shock second-placed fin­ish in the Bun­desliga, se­cur­ing Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball.

Burke told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site: “I feel like it is a time for me to move on and play more games. I’m here, I want to im­press and I want my name to be first on the team sheet.”

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