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How Twitter reacted as West Brom completed the signing of RB Leipzig’s Oliver Burke

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West Brom completed one of the surprise transfers of the summer window so far as their official website announced the signing of promising Scottish midfielder Oliver Burke on a five-year contract.

The 20-year-old winger will join up with the Baggies for an undisclosed fee, becoming Tony Pulis’ fifth signing of the summer behind Gareth Barry, Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi and Yuning Zhang.

And talking about Burke, the West Brom boss said: “We’re really pleased to get him in – the lad has got a tremendous talent. He’s got a fantastic, raw ability but he has now also got the experience of going away from the comfort of his own area to a foreign country and experiencing life.

“He’s gained the experience of playing for a top club in the Bundesliga with top coaches. That will have broadened his horizons and been good for his development.”

Burke was a product of the Nottingham Forest academy before securing a huge move to German outfit RB Leipzig last season, making 17 Bundesliga appearances and helping them to the Champions League.

The highly-rated Scotsman could be made available in time to feature against Stoke City on Sunday.

West Brom announced the news on Friday morning in comical fashion…

And the general consensus was that it’s an excellent bit of business…

With West Brom fans in particular thrilled by Tony Pulis’ attacking move…

Rivals clubs linked with Burke – Crystal Palace especially – were not happy though…

Yet, as always, not everybody is convinced by the 20-year-old…

Although one guy was already making huge comparisons with a Real Madrid star…

What do you think West Brom fans? Will Burke fit in nicely? Let us know below.

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