Forest’s Burke leaves in £13m deal

29 Aug

Oliver Burke

Burke has four goals this season, all of them coming in Forest’s three home Championship wins

Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke has become the most expensive Scottish player ever in joining Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for a fee of about £13m.

The 19-year-old, who has signed a five-year contract with the German team, scored in the 3-1 victory over Leeds United on Saturday.

It was the youth team team product’s fourth goal for Forest this season.

Burke’s fee surpasses the £12m Aston Villa paid Fulham for Scottish striker Ross McCormack earlier this month.

Sporting director Ralf Rangnick told his club website: “He is an outstanding talent with an awful lot of potential.”

Burke made his Forest debut in September 2014 and earned his first international cap against Denmark in March this year.

Rangnick added: “He fits with the high pace and way of playing very well and will make his next sporting development step with us.

“This transfer is important, especially because several top clubs were interested.”

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