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.
2019/20 Championship promotion odds
Leeds - 7/4
Leeds missed out in the Championship playoffs last season, but they are favourites to be promoted in 2019/20.
Marcelo Bielsa has stayed, which is a huge boost, and they should be stronger.
Fulham - 9/4
Scott Parker is one of the most highly thought of young English managers in the game.
He is expected to guide Fulham back into the Premier League – they will take some stopping.
West Brom - 3/1
West Brom find themselves as third-favourites for promotion, as a new era begins under Slaven Bilic.
The Baggies are usually in the mix and it would be a surprise if they missed out on the playoffs.
Cardiff City - 7/2
Cardiff City couldn’t retain their Premier League status, but they gave a good fist of it.
In Neil Warnock, they have someone who is a master at getting teams promoted back to the top flight.
Stoke City- 4/1
Stoke City could only finish 16th in 2018/19, but bigger things are expected this time around.
In Nathan Jones, they have an exciting young manager, and their squad is good enough to compete near the top of the table.
Middlesbrough - 4/1
Middlesbrough have traded Tony Pulis for Slavisa Jokanovic, with is a big change in playing styles.
They would be disappointed not to make the playoffs, but a competitive league will not make that goal easy to achieve.