Arsenal were named as one of contenders for the signature of Oliver Burke before the winger’s move to RB Leipzig. However, there is a revelation regarding the transfer.
The latest is Arsenal and Tottenham attempted to hijack Burke’s transfer to Leipzig, per Express, as both London sides made frantic efforts to changed the record-breaking player’s mind.
Burke, 19, signed for the Bundesliga newcomers over the weekend from Nottingham Forest for £13million – a record for a Scottish player. He put pen to paper on a five-year deal, but according to Express who cite Bild, the deal could have fallen through.
The German news outlet claim the Gunners and Spurs were interested in Burke and tried to lure him to their sides. But their attempts were not fruitful and Burke successfully completed his transfer to Leipzig for £13million.
Bild say Burke was recommended to Leipzig by agency Sports Total as the BuLi side were looking to bolster their squad for their first ever appearance in the German top flight.
Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick reportedly watched Burke in action in Forest’s 3-1 win over Leeds on Saturday before giving the green light for the deal to be done.
Burke is a versatile winger who can play on either flanks and the two-time capped Scotland international made seven appearances for Forest this term, scoring four goals and providing two assists.