OLIVER BURKE has admitted he can’t wait to experience Paradise following his six-month loan deal from West Brom at the weekend.
The 21-year-old Scotland international winger was born in Kirkcaldy, but was brought up in England and has never visited Parkhead.
Now Celtic’s exciting new addition to the squad for the crucial second half of the season admitted he has a treat in store.
Burke, who cost the Midlands outfit £15million when he joined from RB Leipzig in August 2017, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing all the fans at the home game at Celtic Park.
“That will be interesting, I’ve never been before, so I’m really excited about that. I’ve heard the European nights at Celtic Park, in particular, are amazing.
“Of course, I’ve heard all about the fans and they’re considered among the best in the world. The Valencia game next month is obviously a massive occasion, which will be great to be a part of.”
Burke, who started his career at Nottingham Forest before a £13million switch to the big-spending Bundesliga outfit in August 2016, added: “I’m really excited to be here at Celtic and I can’t wait to hit the ground running, play as many games and help the team as much as I can, as well.
“I’ll play wherever the gaffer wants me to and give my all every single time. Hopefully, I can give everything that I have, and excite the fans.”
Burke is boss Brendan Rodgers’ first signing of this month’s transfer window, but others will follow. Paris Saint-Germain’s gifted teenage winger Timothy Weah and 21-year-old Ivory Coast international striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo are on their way and both signing could be announced within the next 48 hours.
Weah, son of Liberian legend George, is likely to agree a temporary contract while the prolific Bayo will cost around £2million and agree a four-year deal.
* Burke was speaking to the club website.