Celtic signs West Brom winger Burke on loan

Scotland international Oliver Burke has joined Celtic on loan from West Brom until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Oliver Burke in action for West Brom   -  Getty Images

Celtic has signed Oliver Burke from West Brom to strengthen Brendan Rodgers' attacking options as the Scottish Premiership title race intensifies.

Scotland international Burke will join the club on loan for the rest of the season, subject to a medical, and link up with his new team-mates at a training camp in Dubai.

The 21-year-old came through the Nottingham Forest youth academy before moving to RB Leipzig, where he made 25 Bundesliga appearances prior to returning to the Championship with West Brom.

Celtic is not back in action until January 19, when it faces Airdrieonians in the Scottish Cup fourth round.

Rodgers' team is top of the Premiership on goal difference following a 1-0 defeat to arch-rival Rangers last weekend.