Nottingham Forest could be set for £4m windfall from attacker transfer - report
By Will Butcher
Nottingham Forest could be set for a further £4million windfall from wonderkid Oliver Burke’s move to Red Bull Leipzig, according to a report.
The 19-year-old joined the ambitious Bundesliga side in the last week of the transfer window for £13million, despite interest from Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Now, the Daily Record have claimed that the £13million figure could rise if the Scotland international makes 100 appearances for the newly-promoted club.
That would take the transfer fee to £17million for the former Bradford City loanee, who began this season in sparkling form for the Championship giants with four goals in his opening seven league and cup encounters.
The flying winger could make his debut for Leipzig next Saturday, as Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men host Champions League side Borussia Dortmund.
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Burke, who made 31 appearances in total for Philippe Montanier’s side, is currently with the Scotland squad as they prepare to face Malta in their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The Scot’s performances have earned him high acclaim, and former Forest team-mate Thomas Lam has previously compared the teenage sensation to Gareth Bale.
In other Nottingham Forest news, this striker could be about to join Championship rivals Rotherham after cancelling his contract with Montanier’s side.