Romelu Lukaku hails ex-Celtic man Oliver Burke

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,...

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was criticised by West Bromwich Albion over his treatment of Oliver Burke.

Romelu Lukaku #9 of Manchester United gives a thumbs up to his teammate against Manchester City at NRG Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Romelu Lukaku has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he really rates Oliver Burke, despite his failure at Celtic.

Lukaku was part of the Belgian side who beat Scotland 4-0 on Monday, but the £74 million man (Telegraph) does not believe it is all doom and gloom for the Tartan Army.

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Indeed, Lukaku has suggested that he rates West Bromwich Albion winger Burke very highly, despite his failed time at Celtic.

 

“You have Ryan Fraser, who I like a lot, and also Oliver Burke - he was at West Brom and is a good player,” Lukaku said.

“He has a lot of pace. You just have to develop them and work hard, if you do that then things will improve.”

Lukaku’s praise comes at a good time for Burke, who has faced a great deal of criticism after his Celtic stint.

The winger is now struggling to get back into West Brom’s side, after being sent out on loan to Alaves, and he did little to convince at Parkhead.

West Brom claim that Neil Lennon was one of the reasons that Burke didn’t succeed with Celtic, and Lukaku’s comments may just suggest that the 22-year-old didn’t show his best at Parkhead.

It is tough to say that Burke is one that got away for Celtic, as he looked so poor for much of his time with the Bhoys.

But Lukaku’s comments may suggest that Celtic did fail to get the best out of the attacker, who badly needs to rediscover his top form.

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