Oliver Burke will be at West Brom next season, with the club insisting they won’t allow him to return to Celtic.

The Scotland international joined the Hoops on loan back in January, but he struggled to earn consistent playing time.

West Brom are thought to be angry at the manner in which Burke was treated by Neil Lennon when he replaced Brendan Rodgers at Celtic manager.

Speaking to the Mirror, Baggies technical director Luke Dowling says the club are not entertaining the idea of the 22-year-old going back to Parkhead:

He won’t be going anywhere near Celtic with the current manager.

We sent Oli to Celtic in good faith with Brendan Rodgers and Lee Congleton some really good people up there that wanted to take Olly and wanted to play him. They wanted to make him a better player than he currently is.

Once Brendan left to go to Leicester the treatment he got from the manager that’s in place now is something we don’t expect for one of our players.

He won’t be going anywhere near Celtic FC. We currently have a new manager that’s excited to start working and looking at Oli.

Burke’s career has stalled somewhat, having burst onto the scene as a teenager at Nottingham Forest.

He eared a £15million move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, but just one goal in 26 appearances highlighted his struggles in Germany.

West Brom believe they can offer Burke some stability moving forward, keeping him at the club and allowing him to impress in the Championship next season.

He moved to the Hawthorns from Leipzig in 2017, but has registered just one goal to date.


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