Burke Moves To West Brom
West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Scotland international winger Oliver Burke from German side RB Leipzig.
West Brom have paid a fee of €16million (£14.7million) to Leipzig who bought the 20-year-old for €15.2million from Nottingham Forest just over a year ago.
“I feel like it is a time for me to move on and play more games,” said Burke. “I’m here, I want to impress and I want my name to be first on the team sheet.”
Baggies boss Tony Pulis hailed Burke’s “tremendous talent” who has “a fantastic raw ability.”
The club’s chairman John Williams added:
“We’re delighted to see him at the Albion. He’s clearly a talented young footballer and we believe this is the kind of signing that will excite our fans.
“We’re all looking forward to seeing him in action.”
Burke made 25 Bundesliga appearances last season. However, only five of those were as a starter and he was substituted in all five of those game. He came on as a substitute on 20 occasions and played only 617 minutes of league football.
“We never excluded that Oliver Burke would leave us when we receive an offer that makes us think and at the same time the player expresses his desire for a change,” said Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick.
“That time has now arrived and Oliver will leave us in the direction of the Premier League, with his skills to help his new team.”
Burke has signed a five-year contract with West Brom.