Scottish teenager Oliver Burke has joined Bundesliga new boys RB Leipzig on a five-year deal.
After becoming linked with many big-name Premier League clubs, highly-rated teenager Oliver Burke has signed with Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.
Burke was the topic of lots of interest about the Premier League, but Leipzig managed to fend off the competitors to land the 19-year-old.
Whilst the official transfer charge amongst Nottingham Forest and Leipzig is undisclosed, it can be reported to become close for the ￡13million mark.
Burke joins the newly-promoted club on a five-year deal that should keep him in the Red Bull Arena until 2021.
“When I identified out that Forest had agreed a deal to sell me it was a surprise, but I realize that the transfer charge received should really support stabilise the club and enable Forest to sign no less than two or three excellent players who can assist push the group for promotion,” Burke mentioned by means of a statement released on his Twitter account.
“RB Leipzig has a wish to become one of several top clubs in Europe and I’m excited to become a a part of that and start the following chapter in my footballing career.”
Burke becomes Leipzig’s sixth signing as they prepare for life within the Bundesliga for the initial time, obtaining only been founded in 2009.
Two-time Scotland international Burke, who produced his Forest debut aged 17, is an offensive-minded winger, applied predominantly on the ideal.
Leipzig managed to seal a 2-2 draw in their Bundesliga debut, coming from behind twice to snatch a point away to Hoffenheim.