Report: West Brom's Oliver Burke weighing up Bundesliga return

Oliver Burke of West Bromwich Albion during the Pre-Season Friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and AFC Bournemouth at The Hawthorns on July 26, 2019 in West Bromwich, England.

West Bromwich Albion forward Oliver Burke could reportedly leave the Baggies before the transfer window closes in Europe.

A dejected Oliver Burke of West Bromwich Albion at full time  during the Carabao Cup First Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Millwall at The Hawthorns on August 13, 2019 in West...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Oliver Burke is considering leaving West Brom in the coming weeks with a potential return to the Bundesliga being mooted with the transfer window still open in various places across Europe.

Burke has struggled since moving to the Hawthorns in a deal that cost the Baggies £15 million, according to BBC Sport. The 22-year-old has made just two league starts for the club in two years, and spent the second-half of last season on loan at Celtic.

 

He has been brought off the bench by Slaven Bilic in both of West Brom's opening two Championship games, but did get the chance to play 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup tie with Millwall on Tuesday night.

It would appear however, that there is a chance that he may have made one of his last appearances for the club. The Daily Mail is reporting that the former RB Leipzig man is now considering a return to Germany as he looks to get his career back on track.

Oliver Burke of West Bromwich Albion during the Pre-Season Friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and AFC Bournemouth at The Hawthorns on July 26, 2019 in West Bromwich, England.

It will be interesting to see what the West Brom fans make of the prospect of Burke potentially leaving. Although Burke has not made much of an impact since joining the Baggies, there may well be a number of supporters who have their reservations about letting him go.

While it may be good business to let him leave, it may be a risk given that Bilic is not able to replace the youngster until January and does not have the largest squad at his disposal anyway. 

If Bilic is unsure whether Burke can make an impact and they deem any offer on the table to be a decent one, then it may be the right time to let him go. But not being able to replace Burke for several months would make a sale something of a gamble. 

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