Red Bull Leipzig sign Oliver Burke from Nottingham Forest
By Nathan Orr
Last Updated: 28/08/16 8:08pm
Red Bull Leipzig have completed the signing of Oliver Burke from Nottingham Forest.
Sky sources understand the fee for Burke is £13m, and the newly-promoted Bundesliga side confirmed the signing by posting a picture of the 19-year-old on their official Twitter account.
Burke was linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs, but RB Leipzig beat off competition to secure the signature of the highly-rated prospect.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter account, he said: "When I found out that Forest had agreed a deal to sell me it was a surprise, but I understand that the transfer fee received should help stabilise the club and allow Forest to sign at least two or three quality players who can help push the team for promotion.
"As for my new club, RB Leipzig, all I can say is they wanted me and expressed a real hunger for me to join them and hopefully enhance their team," he added.
"RB Leipzig has a desire to be one of the top clubs in Europe and I am excited to be a part of that and start the next chapter in my footballing career."
Burke has been a key figure in Nottingham Forest's attacking force this season, scoring four goals in five Championship fixtures.
But the Scotland international will now be the prized asset of RB Leipzig, who have had a dramatic rise to the top flight of German football.
The club were founded in 2009 after an initiative by Red Bull, who purchased the playing right of fifth division side SSV Markranstadt, with an aim of reaching the Bundesliga within eight years.