From Forest to Bundesliga
£13m Burke is Scotland’s most costly player
Oliver Burke has become the most expensive Scottish footballer after signing a five-year contract with Red Bull Leipzig worth an estimated £13 million.
Burke, 19, made the switch just a day after scoring in Nottingham Forest’s 3-1 win over Leeds United, his fourth goal of the season.
He takes over as the most expensive player from Ross McCormack who joined Aston Villa from Fulham in a £12m deal.
Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick said on the club’s website. “He fits with the high pace and way of playing very well and will make his next sporting development step with us.
“This transfer is important, especially because several top clubs were interested.”
He is a product of Forest’s academy – which he joined aged 12 – and made his first-team debut in September 2014 before a loan spell with Bradford City last year.
The Kirkcaldy born youngster earned a first Scotland cap against Denmark in March.