Newcastle United could face competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their reported pursuit of out of favour West Brom winger Oliver Burke, who has only featured once for Darren Moore’s side this season in the League Cup, as reported in the Sun on Sunday (Oct 14, Page 61).
Spurs are reported as being keen on rescuing the former Nottingham Forest and RB Leipzig player, who has not even been included as a substitute in the last few weeks by the Baggies.
So would Burke be a good signing for Spurs?
Obviously as a short-term option, Burke will not be a good signing for them, as you can’t see him getting much game time with Spurs due to the likes of Ali, Erikson and Lamela.
But in the long-term, he could provide the Spurs side with some real creativity that they would need.
So a loan spell after a move from Spurs would definitely aid his development.
Considering their track record with young players, it could be a move that would be well worthwhile.
Oliver Burke is not featuring for West Brom and is still only 21-years-old so there are bags of potential to be unlocked still.
Mauricio Pochettino has a track record of bringing through young players and Burke could be next in line to make it at Spurs under their current boss.
I’m very surprised with this.
Burke has talent but he’s not good enough for Spurs.
He’ll need to be playing for another side regularly to start realising his potential before moving to Spurs.
No, no, no.
He has to be playing football and he won’t at Spurs.
The only benefit would be if they loaned him out immediately to a club who will play him.