Report: Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion keen on Oliver Burke loan deal

Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl

Huddersfield Town and Birhgotn & Hove Albion appear to have joined Sheffield Wednesday in the race to sign Burke.

Oliver Burke in action for RB LeipzigRB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke

Newly promoted Premier League pair Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion are keen on taking RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke on loan, according to The Mirror.

Burke signed for the Bundesliga runners up from Nottingham Forest for £13 million last August, but made only five league starts for his new employers.

The 20-year-old was linked with a return to English football with Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, although a top flight move is perhaps more likely if, of course, Leipzig allow Burke to leave.

And that is the most likely sticking point for Huddersfield and Brighton, with the German side's manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl insisting earlier this month that Burke would remain at the Red Bull Arena next season.

"He is a player with obvious qualities, but he has brought some deficits with him," the Austrian told The Scottish Sun.

Ralph HasenhuttlRB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl

"He’s not been able to show his main strength – which is his speed when he sprints with the ball – because he’s no had as many opportunities as he would have liked.

"He’s not yet showed what he was bought for, but we certainly have not yet given up hope. I believe he will show his qualities and we will still have a lot of joy.

"It’s logical he will take some time to adjust. But a loan or sale is currently out of the question."

Neither Huddersfield, who saw off Sheffield Wednesday in May's play-off semi-finals, or Brighton have appeared in the Premier League as it is currently known.

Terriers boss David Wagner has used his contacts to sign a number of German-based players so far, while the Seagulls have already recruited Ingolstadt's Pascal Groß this summer and are said to be in talks to sign Markus Suttner, Groß's old teammate.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final and getting promoted to the Premier LeagueHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner

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