West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Oliver Burke, who could cost the Premier League club a fee of £15million.
The 20-year-old is a product of the Nottingham Forest youth system and was courted by several clubs in England before heading to RB Leipzig in 2016 for a reported £13million. Burke played 25 times in the Bundesliga last season, as his new club qualified for the UEFA Champions League by finishing runners-up to Bayern Munich.
But the winger will play no part in their European campaign after clinching a switch to West Brom, who are thought to have agreed a package of up to £15million for his signature. The Scotland international, who has five caps for his county, has signed a five-year contract and could debut against Stoke City on Sunday afternoon.
“We’re really pleased to get him in – the lad has got a tremendous talent,” Albion manager Tony Pulis said. “He’s got a fantastic, raw ability and he’s gained the experience of playing for a top club in the Bundesliga with top coaches. That will have broadened his horizons and been good for his development.”
Burke becomes the Baggies fifth signing of the summer, following Gareth Barry, Jay Rodriguez, Zhang Yuning and Ahmed Hegazi. The Hawthorns side have made a fine start to the season, winning both of their league matches to pick up maximum points whilst also progressing to the third round of the Carabao (League) Cup.