West Bromwich Albion youngster Oliver Burke has been largely a success up in Scotland following his season long loan move to Celtic.
With a number of bright performances, but also some poor showings that led to the 21-year-old Scottish international being on the end of some harsh criticism, he seems to have rebounded of late and Celtic fans are again calling for the club to splash the cash over the summer and bring him to Parkhead on a permanent deal.
With it being believed that there is no permanent buy clause in the loan deal with head coach Darren Moore continuing to speak highly of the former Nottingham Forest Academy graduate, their current managerial position potentially complicates a deal as well, as Neil Lennon has now replaced Leicester City bound Brendan Rodgers, so if they pivot over the summer again, a new gaffer may have different ideas.
From our point of view though, being in good form given his reported £15million purchase fee should more ensure we break even on any future deal, but equally if he returns confident, we may in fact finally see the best from him – so it remains win, win in my eyes.
Hopefully the Celtic board will try and make an attempt to sign Oliver Burke. Already he is a big presence in the starting 11 and gives us another option to our style of play.
— GerryBhoy (@retrobotik) March 2, 2019
Absolutely. Would love to see him come on board for a few years. Shame that he lost his way a little, be great to see the potential fulfilled. As you say, never know!
— Gordon Small (@flashg83) March 2, 2019
Who would have thought that oliver Burke would be the best of our January signings? I'd say about 90% of comments about him on here before he played were very negative. Probably because he's Scottish. Celtic should break the bank to sign him
— Crackerman (@mostlyceltic81) March 3, 2019
I must admit, after yesterday’s result I’m feeling a lot better about the Brendan leaving. It’s a shame we won’t have Burke next season though, I’d do everything in our power to keep him.
— O'Molloy (@Celtic_GLA) March 3, 2019
— Peter Walsh (@peterwalsh27) March 2, 2019
Celtic need to do everything they can to keep Burke, he gives them a different dimension.
— Alan McDonald (@Allymac35) March 2, 2019
Celtic need to splash the cash and sign Burke at the end of his loan. What a player btw
— Joshooa. (@JoshRobertson95) March 2, 2019
Celtic need to think big and keep Olly Burke – the boy is 1st class ????
— James (@jamesrc74) March 2, 2019