COMMENT By Will Butcher
Ronald Koeman must test RB Leipzig’s resolve by attempting to lure attacker Oliver Burke to Everton this summer after a difficult season in Germany.
Burke, 20, was signed by the ambitious Bundesliga club back in the summer of 2016 from Championship outfit Nottingham Forest for a fee of £15million.
However, the Scotland international managed just five Bundesliga starts for the club and was used as a substitute 20 times by the German top-tier outfit as they finished in second place.
Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick told German newspaper Bild of his desire to keep the lofty winger at the RedBull Arena, after starring at the Emirates Cup against Benfica.
“I spoke to Oliver in London and told him we did not want to give him up,” Rangnick said. “He has shown against Benfica how much is in him. When he puts his speed into play, he can have an effect. ”
It remains to be seen if Burke is keen to leave the club as part of a temporary or permanent deal this summer, after being forced to watch his teammates shine from the bench.
Football Insider analyses three reasons why the young star would be perfect for Everton should he move back to these shores this summer, including the Toffees’ current state of options: