Scottish whizz kid winger Oliver Burke has revealed in an interview with The Guardian that he had offers from the Premier League, including permission to talk to Tottenham Hotspur, but is glad that he choice to sign for Bundesliga team Red Bull Leipzig.
The flying winger came through the ranks at Nottingham Forest and captured the eye of visiting scouts with some superb performances for the Championship side over the last 12 months.
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Burke was a man in demand over the course of the summer, but against all odds it was the cash-rich Germans that beat a number of Premier League side’s to his signature, splashing a cool £13 million on the wideman.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has built a young squad at White Hart Lane and also admitted over the summer that he was looking for quick attackers to add to his group.
Moussa Sissoko was eventually signed on transfer deadline day at great expense, but according to the latest report the North London club initially were keen to land the Scotland international.
Burke has made an almost immediate impression in the Bundesliga for his new club and admitted that he has no regrets over spurning a move to White Hart Lane.
“There wasn’t enough depth from the other clubs in terms of how much they wanted me and whether I was going to play,” he said
“You don’t feel wanted by a club when you sign for them for however much and all of a sudden you’re there for two training sessions and they’ve just bought someone for double the amount.
“You’re thinking: ‘Why would they play me when they’ve just bought this guy that plays in my position, is more experienced, and has a higher profile?’ For me, it was a no-brainer really.”