West Brom Signs Oliver Burke

Oliver Burke signs for West Bromwich Albion
Oliver Burke signs for West Bromwich Albion

West Brom today completed the signing of young Scottish international Oliver Burke to the club from Red Bull Leipzig for an undisclosed sum.

The 20-year-old forward will wear the number 17 shirt. He agreed a five-year contract and is eligible for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Stoke City.

Oliver Burke was a product of the Nottingham Forest academy before being snapped up by Leipzig and featuring in their unexpected Bundesliga title challenge last season which finished in the runners-up spot behind Bayern Munich.

West Brom, Head Coach Tony Pulis describes Oliver as a player with “tremendous talent” who has got “a fantastic raw ability”.

“We’re delighted to see him at the Albion,” he said. “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.”

Oliver Burke joins Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi and Gareth Barry as summer additions to the Premier League squad while the club has also signed China international striker Yuning Zhang, who has begun a two-year loan to Werder Bremen.

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