Forest’s Burke leaves in £13m deal

28 Aug

Oliver Burke


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

Nottingham Forest’s teenage Scotland international winger Oliver Burke has joined Bundesliga side Red Bull 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.

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 2015.

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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