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West Brom sign Scotland winger Oliver Burke in record £15m deal

West Brom sign Oliver Burke in record £15m deal
By Eurosport

25/08/2017 at 08:34Updated 25/08/2017 at 11:35

West Brom have paid £15m to sign Oliver Burke from Bundesliga side Leipzig, a deal that breaks his own record as the most expensive Scottish player in history.

20-year-old Burke set the previous record when he joined Leipzig from Nottingham Forest last summer.

He has agreed a five-year contract with Tony Pulis' side, and could make his debut against Stoke City at the Hawthorns in the Premier League on Sunday.

"We're delighted to see him at the Albion," said Pulis. "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."

Ralf Rangnick and Oliver Burke

Ralf Rangnick and Oliver BurkeEurosport

The winger made 25 appearances for Leipzig last season, helping them finish runners-up behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Burke joined Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth Barry and Yuning Zhang as West Brom's summer signings.

Pulis said Manchester City had yet to submit an improved bid for defender Jonny Evans after West Brom rejected an initial offer last week.

"Directors are dealing with that," said Pulis. "There has been no contact from Man City for a couple of days. Jonny's still a West Brom player. We can still get the situation resolved with Jonny and move on.

"Arsenal were interested last summer for Jonny but we have received no offer from them yet."

West Brom are looking to sign another centre back and have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur's Kevin Wimmer and Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough by the British media.

"Whether Jonny goes or not, centre-half is one of four areas to fill. I could say (Kevin) Wimmer, (Ben) Gibson, someone else. But Nothing's been done so we can't talk about it," Pulis said.

"There's four more positions we'd like to bring people in. Stressful two weeks for managers, players, supporters."

Pulis confirmed Evans was still recovering from a hamstring injury and would miss Sunday's Premier League visit of Stoke City.

His side have won their first two league games against Bournemouth and Burnley without conceding a goal.

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