Notts Forest braced for £10m bid from Euro giants after extensive scouting - report
By Germany correspondent Hans Mueller
Bayern Munich are set to make a £10million bid for Nottingham Forest wonderkid Oliver Burke, according to a report.
The Mail claim the European giants are plotting a sensational swoop for Burke before the transfer window cut-off next window.
It is said that Burke has been watched extensively by Bayern scouts in recent weeks with a view to making a £10million offer ahead of deadline day.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is emerging as one of the most exciting young prospects in European football.
The Mirror report that Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham and Sunderland are all in the running for the 19-year-old, who has caught the spotlight with his recent performances.
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Bayern have shown in the past that they are not afraid to sign talent from England’s lower leagues, signing Dale Jennings as an 18-year-old from Tranmere in 2011.
Burke, already a full Scotland international, has begun the season in sensational style, scoring four goals in Forest’s opening five Championship matches.
Burke’s Forest team-mate Thomas Lam has compared the teenage sensation to Gareth Bale.
“He is a great talent and potentially a great player,” Forest matchwinner Lam said, as quoted by the Nottingham Post. “We know what his strengths are and we see it every week on the pitch.
“He is a similar player to Gareth Bale. I do not want to say he is definitely going to be as good as him. But you can see the similarities there.
“He has the potential to be as good as him. He has the same strengths and he is still very young. He is a very important player for us.
“He does scare the life out of opponents. They see how fast he is and they leave space for him. He is an important player and will be a threat for every defender in the Championship.”
In total, Burke has 30 appearances for the Forest first team, scoring six goals. He has been a stand-out performer in the early stages of this season.
In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, Spurs are to imminently revive talks on a £28million deal.