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Burke: I'm still a young kid playing football

6 September 2017

OLIVER Burke says he's not feeling any pressure over his transfer fee after making the move from Red Bull Leipzig to Albion last month.

Burke’s switch from the Bundesliga to the Baggies was for an undisclosed fee, but the 20-year-old remains the most expensive Scottish player in history after a £13 million move from Nottingham Forest to Leipzig the previous summer.

Albion’s No. 17 scored the opening goal for Scotland’s under-21 side in a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Tuesday. And he spoke about his move to The Hawthorns after the final whistle.

“I don’t feel any pressure. I’m still a young kid playing football and enjoying himself. 

“That’s the main goal for me, to keep putting in the shifts and playing well.

“I hope I continue my success.”

The youngster also opened up about making his Premier League debut against Stoke City in August.

“It was a short amount of time but it was an amazing feeling,” Oli smiled.

“To be back in England and in the Premier League - the best league in the world I think - is a real honour.

“To do it at a great club like West Bromwich Albion is amazing.”


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