Oliver Burke is an enigma. There aren’t too many other ways to describe the young Scot.
After arriving at West Brom for a massive £15m from RB Leipzig, he’s never been able to hit the ground running. But with the 22-year-old now returning to his parent club after a loan spell at Celtic, Albion fans have been quick to discuss whether they want him in the team next term.
With as many as five players potentially departing the Hawthorns, he could be someone who benefits from a mass exodus for the Baggies.
Sharing their views on Twitter, one fan suggested that he should be integral to next season’s plans whilst another said the club should try and mould him into a striker.
A further supporter hoped that West Brom wouldn’t give up on the 6 ft 2 winger. There was also a comment made in reference to the managerial situation that has engulfed the club, claiming that if Burke was to develop then a progressive coach needed to arrive.
West Brom fans will want to cover their ears for the video below…
The former Nottingham Forest man scored four goals in 11 SPFL appearances whilst at Celtic but has rarely been afforded much game time with Albion.
However, that could be about to change next season.
Here’s the best of the debate.
I would have him integral in next season’s plans, or at least attempt to do so. If we try and sell him now, we’d struggle to get 1/3 of what we paid for him.
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) May 28, 2019
Surely in the position we now find ourselves we need to keep hold of Olly and try and mould him into the striker he can hopefully become. It’s not like we are gonna have a surplus of strilers come August!
— Catmandu (@gshelley13) May 28, 2019
As others have mentioned, Rodgers had him playing well and scoring for Celtic before old school Lennon dropped him. If Burke and our other youngsters are to make it, surely Albion need a progressive head coach who actually coaches and improves players? Imagine that!
— Dan Nash (@DanNash86) May 28, 2019
we really need to not give up on him. He has the potential to be a serious serious player #wba
— Ant Swailes (@AntSwailes) May 28, 2019
We might not have a choice but to play him, with a lot going out of the door
— steve WBA (@stevhc) May 28, 2019
We will need everyone we can at the moment.
— Chris A. Stott (@TaffieBaggie) May 28, 2019
Good start at Celtic but always looked raw. Poor first touch and decision making at times but would like to see him be successful at WBA
— Andy Carr (@andycarr1888) May 28, 2019