Date: 18th January 2017 at 8:59am
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By Matt Farr

RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke believes Barrie McKay has what it takes to be a Premier League star.

The two Scotland internationals went head-to-head in Germany on Sunday as Rangers took on Leipzig in a friendly, which saw the Gers defeated 4-0.

Despite a comfortable victory for his side, Burke was impressed by McKay’s display, and insisted he could achieve anything he wanted in the game.

The 22-year-old has already proven to be a star figure in the Scottish Premiership this season, having contributed three goals and nine assists from 27 games in all competitions.

McKay only has 18 months left on his current deal at Ibrox, and if Rangers don’t look to extend his contract, Burke believes that the Premier League would be a realistic option for him.

He told the Daily Record: “I don’t know Barrie too well yet but I know he’s capable of doing anything he wants to in the game.

“He’s a quality player and I believe if he keeps working hard, showing what he’s capable of, anything can happen for him.

“I don’t see why he couldn’t play at the top level in England, of course he could. If he continues the way he’s going for Rangers, it’s possible.”

Earlier this month, former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels claimed that McKay was better than Celtic duo James Forrest and Patrick Roberts, and urged English clubs to sign him.

Burke himself impressed in England, lighting up the second-tier with Nottingham Forest before joining Leipzig for £13 million back in the summer.

Before making his move, Burke scored four goals and made one assist from his seven appearances for Forest at the start of the season.

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