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Oliver Burke
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:00:07 PM »
 Matt Wilson‏Verified account @mattwilson_star 1m1 minute ago

Breaking - RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke is on his way to the #wba training ground for a medical. Unsure if deal is a permanent one or loan
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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 04:01:21 PM »
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Well, he had rave reviews before he went to Leipzig.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 04:01:35 PM »
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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 04:02:27 PM »
Yep I did that straightaway, they reckon he went there for £13million

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 04:05:55 PM »
Remember him from last summer. Very highly rated apparently.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 04:06:02 PM »
The next Gareth Bale - he is one hell of a player.

Should have signed him when he left Forest to go there - take a look at him on You Tube from his last season at Forest and you'll see why the comparison with Gareth Bale was made.  Very fast, powerful, left winger. 

Brilliant deal if it comes off!

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 04:06:51 PM »
All about Palace signing him the last few days.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 04:07:41 PM »
Would imagine Chadli is on his way then !

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 04:08:40 PM »
This is typical Albion we've all been focused on players that seemingly Pulis doesn't fancy like Wimmer and we quietly go about signing Burke. I do wonder if he's logical replacement for Chadli? Good signing though and it must be close if he's having a medical.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 04:09:48 PM »
wowzers i remember being quite exited about this lad last year! Good news. Hope it's all but done.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 04:11:13 PM »
Mind you, if he's a left winger it's just possible he may be asked to drop back a couple of positions...

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 04:12:07 PM »
All about Palace signing him the last few days.

Yes it was and I thought to myself "he seems the kind of pacy player Pulis might like".


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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 04:14:10 PM »
Burke and Chadli two completely different sets of players. We've wanted to bring in a winger since before Chadli kicked off. I'd expect this to be in addition to Chadli. Hopes it is loan to perm or perm .

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2017, 04:14:15 PM »
Burke was very very good for Forest while there.

I've kept an eye on him in Germany and he's not taken it by storm, he's mostly been a sub, but RB did finish 2nd and by no means is he a chump.

I'd be amazed if it's anything other than a loan. It would be unlike us to loan him without a view to making it a full time deal, but who knows?

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 04:15:50 PM »
Unexpected but welcome if it comes off

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2017, 04:16:41 PM »
Wow that came out of nowhere - been waiting for a few days for a surprise like this.

I wanted us to sign him last summer.

Interesting to see if its loan or permanent. if its loan i hope we have option to buy at the end.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2017, 04:16:51 PM »
Palace fan sites been discussing him for weeks
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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 04:19:15 PM »
Think I remember comments from RBL fans who said he just didn't want to put in the defensive work in pressing for them. Guess Tony will whip Burke into shape!

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2017, 04:20:57 PM »
So many questions with this one, first whether it is a loan or a permanent deal. If it is just a loan, it could be a way of bolstering the squad while Leko gets some experience under his belt.

If it is something more permanent, then it opens up questions on Chadli's future. If Chadli is going, we don't have many players a natural fit as a number 10, perhaps Morrison and Rodriguez. Could this be a return to a 4-4-2/4-4-1-1?

Interesting though and I like the profile of the player - let's hope he turns out to be a success and not another McManaman/Gnabry.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 04:29:36 PM »
Hope its permanent and not on a season long loan, youngsters signing on loan for us under Pulis has been a completely pointless exercise. Exciting player though, billed as the next Gareth Bale not so long ago.
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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2017, 04:35:21 PM »
Burke can genuinely play anywhere in a 3 behind a lone striker I hope we are looking at a perm deal just because of recent record on playing loanees. I suspect replacement for Chadli.
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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2017, 04:37:54 PM »
Hope it is permanent. I read from german press that he was for sale a few weeks ago as the feeling at RB Leipzog was that he "lacked football intelligence", which was alwayd going to be a problem for a British youngster going abroad to a good team.

Leipzig were the 2nd best team in Germany last season though so it isn't a huge disgrace. I feel back in England with his home comforts, and Pulis more straightforward style, Burke may well thrive. Forest fans raved about him so he could easily be a success.

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2017, 04:39:45 PM »
Would imagine Chadli is on his way then !

For me chadli isn't a winger, play him. Play him off the striker central and he will do the business for us

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Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2017, 04:41:15 PM »
Behind the signing if it is permanent, not so much as a loan because TP won't bother with him.

Started like a house on fire for RBL last season, tailed off a bit but that's to be expected for someone so young. Plenty of potential