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Celtic should break bank for Oliver Burke

Oliver Burke of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Should Celtic go all out for Oliver Burke this summer?

Oliver Burke of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Celtic man Kris Commons claimed to The Daily Mail earlier this season that his old side had a £27 million 'pot of gold' that was 'stashed away'.

The Hoops, who have won everything in Scotland since Brendan Rodgers took the reins in May 2016, announced a net cash figure of £27 million in September at the end of the last financial year.

And given his recent performances, it's time to seriously consider breaking the bank on Oliver Burke.

The West Bromwich Albion man, who joined Celtic on a half-season loan last month, has been a revelation since moving to Parkhead, netting three goals in seven outings.

 

On Sunday he offered a devastating glimpse into how powerful he could be in Scotland with a stunning, pacey display in the 5-0 demolition of St Johnstone.

The 21-year-old admitted to The Record earlier this month that he wouldn't be against staying in Glasgow for the long term and, considering Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell has the money to make that happen, it's time to consider it.

The Baggies spent £15 million [BBC Sport] on bringing him back to England following a failed stint at Leipzig and, considering his struggles at The Hawthorns, they may be open to moving him on if the money is right.

Signing him outright would certainly require a record-breaking transfer fee from the Bhoys, eclipsing the £9 million [Sky Sports] spent on Odsonne Edouard last summer, but going by what we've seen from Burke, it would be worth it.

Oliver Burke of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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