FORMER Scotland international star Don Hutchison has urged Oliver Burke to remain at Celtic for at least another season.
The popular attacker is due to return to West Brom when his loan period expires at the end of the campaign.
Legendary Celt John Hughes has already insisted, in an exclusive CQN interview, his old club should bust the bank for the 21-year-old powerhouse and break the £10million record fee they paid for Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Now BBC pundit Hutchison, who scored a winning goal for the Scots against England at Wembley in 1999, reckons Parkhead is the perfect place for Burke.
He told Radio 5 Live: “There’s no need for Ollie Burke to move away from Celtic because at the present time, the form he has been in, not amazing form, but better form from where he was a year ago.
“He probably wouldn’t get in most Premier League sides at the moment, not starting, anyway.
“So, this is no disrespect to Celtic, but it’s a great place for Oli Burke to try and improve, play well, and have an atmosphere and a crowd that are going to drive him on and a manager in Neil Lennon, or whoever it may be in the summer, who will drive him on to the next level.
“If I was giving Oli Burke advice, I’d say stay at Celtic as long as you can as that is the place for you to learn your trade and get yourself to a high level.”
The attacker has scored four goals in 14 appearances for the Hoops since arriving on a temporary transfer from the Championship side in January.
He cost the Midlands outfit a whopping £15million from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in August 2016, but has made only 21 appearances for the club who recently sacked manager Darren Moore who had been adamant the player would return in the summer.
Burke could face Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side for his debut in the Glasgow derby at Parkhead on Sunday.
He played in the 3-0 Euro 2020 flop against Kazakhstan last week and was left out by Alex McLeish for the 2-0 win over San Marino last night.