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West Brom have signed the ‘Scottish Gareth Bale’ from Germany’s most-hated club

Baggies confirm the signing of the five-cap Scotland forward who could make his debut this weekend against Stoke City

West Brom have officially signed Oliver Burke from Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig for around £15million on a five-year deal.

The Baggies have confirmed the signing of the five-cap Scotland international, who could make his debut this weekend against Stoke.


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West Brom have signed Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal

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Good to see him not wearing a shirt identical to one he’s holding up

Burke, who is somewhat ambitiously known as Scotland’s answer to Gareth Bale, has joined Jay Rodriguez, Gareth Barry and Ahmed Hegazi on the Baggies’ new recruit list.

The 20-year-old winger said: “I feel like it is a time for me to move on and play more games.

“I’m here, I want to impress and I want my name to be first on the team sheet.”

West Brom have won both of their opening Premier League games 1-0

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West Brom have won both of their opening Premier League games 1-0

Baggies chairman John Williams added: “We’re delighted to see him at the Albion.

“He’s clearly a talented young footballer and we believe this is the kind of signing that will excite our fans.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing him in action.”

Oliver Burke played 25 times in the Bundesliga last season, scoring once

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Oliver Burke played 25 times in the Bundesliga last season, scoring once

Club officials will be hoping Burke’s express pace can help improve on West Brom’s already impressive start.

So far, the Baggies have won both of their matches – against Bournemouth and Burnley – 1-0 to sit third in the Premier League table.

Burke started his career at Nottingham Forest before moving to RB Leipzig last summer.

He made 26 appearances for the Bundesliga high-flyers, scoring once as the club finished second behind Bayern Munich.

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