West Bromwich Albion head coach Darren Moore has told the Express and Star that he will listen to loan offers for out of favour winger Oliver Burke when the January transfer window opens.
Scotsman Oliver Burke joined Championship side West Brom from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, where he endured an unsuccessful spell.
The winger’s return to England with West Brom after leaving Nottingham Forest has not gone to plan either. Burke has made only two Championship appearances this season, both coming off the bench. Four of the Scotsman’s 10 games this season have come in the Premier League 2.
“I’m looking at both aspects. I want him to be ready for us of course, but we’ll have a look at it. We wanted to put Oli on a training regime where he’s playing a volume of games,” Darren Moore told the Express and Star.
“It’s easy to forget Oli is a young pro and while he’s got some fantastic attributes we are developing him for some versatile roles so when we get him back in the team there’s a clear understanding.
“It’s important that Oli gets more than bit-parts in games, he needs to get match fit. We’ve utilised the under-23s to give him that strength, robustness and fitness to maintain over 90 minutes. By playing in those you get tougher, and he’s getting there at the moment. He’s scoring goals and we’re keeping a close eye on him.”
The winger made his name in his breakthrough campaign, ultimately catching the eye of Germany’s RB Leipzig. After breaking into the side in the second half of the 2015/16 season, Burke scored four goals in five games at the start of the 2016/17 season, before moving to Germany.