One of the transfer window’s biggest shocks saw Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke join Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for £13 million.
Burke, a Scottish international, had been tipped as one of the biggest young talents in English football. At just 19, he scored four goals and provided two assists in seven appearances for Nottingham Forest before making a shock move to Germany.
The Express, sourcing German newspaper Bild, suggest Spurs and Arsenal made last-minute attempts to stop Burke joining Leipzig.
The winger, who has been compared to former Tottenham star Gareth Bale, can play on either flank, and has been heralded for his pace and finishing. Comparisons to Bale are understandable when Burke is scoring goals like Forest’s third against Leeds United last weekend.
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Burke’s pace, power and finishing ability are hugely reminiscent of Welshman Bale. Spurs and Arsenal are likely to keep an eye on the youngster’s progress in Germany. If he doesn’t settle, a move back to England could be on the cards, and the North London clubs could be the first to pounce.