Crystal Palace fans react on Twitter as West Brom close on Oliver Burke

Oliver Burke of Scotland runs with the ball during the International Challenge Match between Scotland and Canada at Easter Road on March 22, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

West Bromwich Albion have moved ahead of Crystal Palace in the chase for Oliver Burke.

Oliver Burke of Scotland runs with the ball during the International Challenge Match between Scotland and Canada at Easter Road on March 22, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

West Bromwich Albion are closing in on the signing of Oliver Burke, according to SkySports.

The former Nottingham Forest winger is due to undergo a medical, with Red Bull Leipzig open to his departure just one year after buying him.

Discussions are still ongoing as to whether the deal will be permanent or simply a loan move.

Leipzig's Scottish midfielder Oliver Burke and Leverkusen´s Croatian defender Tin Jedvaj vie for the ballduring the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig v Bayer 04...

The West Brom developments are surprising considering that midweek, Crystal Palace were seen as lead contenders for his signature.

This came quickly after Palace appointed Dougie Freedman as sporting director.

Freedman managed Burke at Nottingham Forest and was a huge admirer of the Scotland international.

Nottingham Forest Manager Dougie Freedman during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on March 5, 2016 in Ipswich, England.

The Guardian had reported that Palace were 'expected' to sign the talented winger.

The Eagles have lost both of their Premier League games this season, so appearing to miss out on the talented winger is very much being seen as a disappointment by Palace fans.

Burke is unproven at the top level and has not succeeded in Germany, but his performances for Forest in the Championship were enough for Leipzig to spent £13 million on his signature.

Here is a look at how Palace fans reacted on Twitter to the developments...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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