West Brom winger Oliver Burke is unlikely to make his loan move to Celtic permanent in the summer.
The 21-year-old has impressed for the Scottish Premiership giants this season. However, their boss, Brendan Rodgers, believes the Baggies’ asking price will make a permanent switch difficult at the end of the season, as per a report by the Sunday Post.
Burke fell out of favour at West Brom in the first half of this campaign and was allowed to join Celtic on loan in January. He has since played five games for them in the league, scoring three goals from the wing.
Here is what Brendan Rodgers has said on the possibility of Burke signing for Celtic, as per the Sunday Post: “It would be great for Celtic, but the reality is that the improvements he will make here over the course of the next six months will probably excite West Brom”.
“Then if they get promoted his wages probably change anyway. They help us for now, and we help them.
You are getting in a big talent, but the likelihood is, that type of player fits around the core of the boys that are here”.
He also added: “It may well be too much (to keep him) but all you can do is improve and develop him and see what happens”.
It will be interesting to see if Burke has a future at the Hawthorns. He is still young and if he continues his development with Celtic, he could become a key player for Darren Moore’s side in the future.