Celtic fans will all know that the turning point in Oliver Burke’s Celtic career was the exit of Brendan Rodgers. It’s always hard for players when a manager signs them then that manager leaves or gets the sack shortly after. That was the case with Burke and despite scoring four in seven under Rodgers, Neil Lennon obviously didn’t fancy him.
It’s now come out that Burke will be returning to West Bromwich Albion with little chance of Neil Lennon bringing him to Parkhead on a permanent contract this summer. The story has come courtesy of The Express and Star and the Bhoys, for the most part, shouldn’t be too bothered by the fact that Burke will be leaving. The 22-year-old has hardly taken Glasgow by storm and this summer he won’t return.
The young attacker, who is valued at £9 million (by Transfermarkt), was loaned in at Parkhead in January and in his time at the club he’s bagged four goals and three assists in his 19 games for the club. West Brom are hardly going to be delighted with the fact that Burke isn’t going to signing for the Hoops as the Championship side have also had a bad experience with Burke, and according to the article they still owe £5 million to RB Leipzig for him.
Whoever does come in at Glasgow this summer it will not be Burke, and as Neil Lennon has been offered the full-time job at Parkhead the chances are he’ll be tasked with bringing in his own type of a player. Burke has neither fitted Lennon’s system as either a winger or a forward and even though he does have pace to burn and shone in his early days, it seems he won’t be returning.
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