West Brom signs Burke, now the most expensive Scottish player
West Bromwich Albion has signed Oliver Burke(Image Source: Wikipedia) Photograph: (Others)
West Bromwich Albion has signed Scotland international Oliver Burke from Germany's RB Leipzig, the Premier League club said on Friday.
The 20-year-old winger joins Tony Pulis's squad on a five-year deal after featuring 25 times in the league last season for Leipzig, who finished runners-up to Bayern Munich.
Burke became the most expensive Scottish player in signing for the German side from Nottingham Forest for a reported 13 million pounds ($16.66 million) in August last year.
Local media said on Friday West Brom had shelled out around 15 million pounds to bring him back to England.
"I feel like it is a time for me to move on and play more games," Burke said in a statement. "I'm here, I want to impress and I want my name to be first on the team sheet."