Oliver Burke reveals how he will develop into a star after quitting Nottingham Forest
By Harry Sykes
Oliver Burke has revealed that the facilities at RB Leipzig are perfect for him to develop into a star.
The 19-year-old joined the German side in a shock £13million transfer from Nottingham Forest at the end of August.
Attacking midfielder Burke, who had begun the season in excellent form for Forest before his move, has made an immediate impact at his new club.
He came off the bench to set up Leipzig’s winner against Borussia Dortmund on his debut and scored his first Bundesliga goal just four minutes into his first start for the club against Cologne on Sunday.
Teenager Burke, who shunned interest from Premier League clubs to head to Germany, says he is delighted with the way things are going for him in new surroundings.
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“As soon as I stepped foot into the place it was perfect,” Burke said to the Jim White Show on talkSPORT on Monday. “They have all the facilities I need to become a better player, as well as the right staff.
“I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself but scoring last night has eased the pressure and I feel really at home and comfortable with everybody.
“My teammates are really, really friendly, we have a very young squad with the same drive and passion, a very determined team, and the all-round chemistry in the team is very, very good.
“Everything has happened very quickly, but it is everything I have been striving for. I really have put my work in, on and off the field.”
Burke has scored five goals and supplied three assists in his 10 matches in all competitions for Forest and Leipzig this season.
In other Nottingham Forest news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Burke scoring on his Bundesliga debut.