Newcastle United scouting Oliver Burke, but signing him would show desperation

Oliver Burke of Scotland walks out for a training session ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying group F match against England at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2016 in London,...

Newcastle United are said to be keen to take Oliver Burke off West Bromwich Albion.

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

According to a report in the printed edition of The Sun (page 61, 14 October), Newcastle United are scouting Oliver Burke, but by signing him they would be showing a real lack of ambition.

Newcastle have failed to win a Premier League match this term, and are in dire need of additions in January.


The Magpies seriously need to improve the quality of their squad, but turning to Burke would scream of desperation.

The youngster may have a bright future, and be considered a genuine prospect, but Newcastle need players who can immediately impact on their first-team.

Leipzig´s Schottish  midfielder Oliver Jasen Burke plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and FC Ingolstadt 04 in Leipzig, eastern...

Burke surely wouldn’t be able to make much of an impression at St. James’ Park this season.

Burke has barely featured for West Brom over the past two campaigns.

The winger has only played once in the Championship so far this campaign.

And Newcastle fans would surely point to a lack of ambition, if they did spend money on Burke, with the team struggling so badly.

Leipzig´s midfielder Oliver Burke vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match of 1 FC Cologne vs RB Leipzig in Cologne, western Germany, on September 25,...

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