Three reasons Southampton should hijack Crystal Palace’s move for Oliver Burke

According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has confirmed his interest in signing RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke this summer as he looks to bolster a squad that suffered a surprise 3-0 home defeat to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on the opening day.

German publication Bild had previously reported that the German side, who will feature in the group stages of the Champions League after finishing second in the Bundesliga last term, are willing to listen to offers in the region of €18m (approximately £16.5m) for the 20-year-old with the Eagles listed as a potential destination.

Burke only moved to Leipzig from Championship side Nottingham Forest last August in a deal that was reported to be worth £13m at the time, but he could already be on his way back to England.

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino has seen two players arrive at St Mary’s so far this summer, and he could still bring in more before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month.

Here are three reasons Southampton should hijack’s Palace’s move for Burke…