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West Brom had transfer nightmare with Oliver Burke

West Brom have not been shy when it comes to spending money on bringing new players to the club during transfer windows.

However, not every deal turns out the way everyone involved would have envisaged at the start. One example of this at Albion concerns Oliver Burke, who made the move to The Hawthorns from German club RB Leipzig back in 2017 for a reported £15m.

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During his time with the Baggies, the centre-forward made just 24 appearances across all competitions, finding the net just once before he was sold to Sheffield United in September 2020.

Before that, the striker had loan spells in Scotland with Celtic, where he scored four goals and provided three assists in 19 appearances, followed by a period in Spain with Alaves were he found the back of the net just once in 32 games.

In 36 appearances for the Blades, things have been pretty much the same, with just two goals and one assist to his name for the Yorkshire club.

In January, the former Baggies dud joined Millwall on loan until the end of the season, where he has since made six league appearances but, rather unsurprisingly, hasn’t been able to score or set up a goal.

To highlight the attacker’s downfall since he arrived at The Hawthorns, Transfermarkt had his market value listed as £10.8m in October 2017, whereas it now stands at just £4.5m.

Having been called a “disgrace” by Frank McAvennie because of a poor performance he delivered in an Old Firm derby during his time on loan at Celtic, Burke’s career has completely stalled since his disappointing spell with West Brom, who must now be regretting spending such a significant amount of money on him in the first place.

Did West Brom make a mistake signing Oliver Burke?





Even though Steve Bruce’s side have struggled to score at times this season, which may well cost them a promotion place, it wouldn’t seem likely that anyone at Albion would have been wishing they still had Burke available as a squad option, given how finding the net hasn’t exactly been easy for him in recent years.

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