Oliver Burke

Celtic FC Opinion: Oliver Burke signing must be the summer transfer priority

According to reports from Express and Star, West Bromwich Albion’s Scottish winger Oliver Burke has expressed his desire to permanently sign for Celtic having spent a loan spell at Celtic park all campaign. He has claimed that he wishes to leave West Brom and pursue his career in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic’s season has gone just as well as everybody expected, if not a little bit better than they would’ve hoped.

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Having dominated the league right from the opening week of fixtures, Rangers now find themselves well off the pace set by the Celts despite their former manager Brendan Rodgers’ sudden departure to join Leicester City earlier in the season.

Since then though, caretaker manager Neil Lennon has done an exceptional job with the players giving the new manager their complete support and backing in what promises to a cruise to the title as we enter the final knockings of the Premiership season.

Since taking over, Lennon has shown good intent with his team selections as well as the tactics being used on the pitch. With some good quality players available at his disposal this season, he has utilised the resources available to him quite effectively.

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There are some key players within this Celtic side who have been making this team tick this season and one of these players is West Bromwich Albion loanee Oliver Burke. He is a 21-year-old right-winger who possesses blinding pace as well as excellent ability with the ball at his feet.

The youngster is an amazing dribbler capable of leaving players dead on spot because of the sheer speed and trickery that he possesses. His movement down the flanks are enviable too while he provides massive depth and operates quite well just off the touch-line too.

A brilliant finisher of the ball as well, Burke has really stepped up to the plate on various occasions for Celtic and has all the makings of a future superstar. While his attacking play is the feature, he does well to track-back and help out in defence whenever requires as well.

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The former Nottingham Forest academy product joined West Brom from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig as the Scot found it really difficult to settle into life in Germany. This season, he has scored 4 goals from his 9 league appearances and has impressed whenever he’s been used.

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With an assist to his name as well, his admission that he wishes to stay in Glasgow will come as huge news for Celts fans who will be hoping that he can become their first-choice winger for years to come and with his mind set on the move as well, there’s no reason why Celtic shouldn’t keep him next season.

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