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Oliver Burke: West Brom sign winger on a five-year deal

Oliver Burke signed a five-year contract when he joined RB Leipzig in August 2016

West Bromwich Albion have signed Scotland winger Oliver Burke from German club RB Leipzig on a five-year contract for a reported fee of £15m.

Burke, 20, became the most expensive Scottish player ever when he joined Bundesliga side Leipzig for a fee of about £13m in August 2016.

He made 25 league appearances last term and helped Leipzig qualify for the 2017-18 Champions League group stage.

“I feel like it is a time for me to play more games,” said Burke.

“I want to impress and I want my name to be first on the teamsheet.”

Burke could make his West Brom debut on Sunday at home to Stoke (13:30 BST).

Baggies boss Tony Pulis described Burke as a player with “tremendous talent”.

He is West Brom’s fourth major signing of the summer.

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, 28, signed for about £12m in July, Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi, 27, has joined on a season-long loan deal, while former England midfielder Gareth Barry, 36, joined for an undisclosed fee.

The Baggies have also signed China striker Yuning Zhang, 20, who has started a two-year loan in Germany with Werder Bremen.

West Brom have won their first two games of the Premier League season – both 1-0 against Bournemouth and Burnley.

Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page.

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