Oliver Burke leaves RB Leipzig for West Brom
WEST Bromwich Albion have signed 20-year-old Scotland winger Oliver Burke from German club RB Leipzig on a five-year contract, the Premier League side announced yesterday.
West Brom did not disclose how much they had paid to sign him, but British media reports said the fee was in the region of £15-million (about R255-million).
A graduate of Nottingham Forest’s academy, Burke left Forest for Leipzig last August and helped the club achieve a surprise second-place finish in the Bundesliga, but featured only sparingly.
“I feel like it is time for me to move on and play more games,” Burke told the West Brom website. “I’m here, I want to impress and I want my name to be first on the team sheet.”
Burke is West Brom’s fifth acquisition of the transfer window after Gareth Barry, Jay Rodriguez, Zhang Yuning and Ahmed Hegazi.
He could make his debut in tomorrow’s home game against Stoke City.
“We’re really pleased to get him in – the lad has tremendous talent,” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. His side won their opening two league games. – AFP