Two-time Millwall loanee Oliver Burke is set for a return to the Championship after an unsuccessful spell with Werder Bremen in Germany, according to German outlet Bild.
Ole Werner’s side have had a disastrous start to the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign, losing twice, conceding five goals and not scoring a single opportunity thus far, leaving the club keen to bring some new players in before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Bild are reporting that Werder Bremer will need to sell before signing any new talent and are prepared to offload both Ilia Gruev and Oliver Burke.
Gruev is in talks with Leeds United about a potential move to Elland Road while the outlet are claiming that Burke will move to the Championship tomorrow, although it doesn’t name any potential buyer.
Birmingham Live revealed back at the beginning of July that Burke was on the radar of Birmingham City and perhaps the Blues have now reignited that interest with just over 48 hours remaining in the summer window.
The Scotland international has a wealth of Championship experience and spent the second half of last season on loan at the Den, scoring twice in 17 appearances as Millwall narrowly missed out on the final playoff spot by a point.
This was Burke’s second loan spell with the London club in two years but the attacker has also spent time with the likes of Celtic, RB Leipzig, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest and Deportivo Alaves in Spain, rounding off a rather peculiar CV.
As Kreiszeitung reported, Burke moved to Werder Bremen for free from the Blades last season, but now looks likely to return to England’s second tier within the next 24 hours.
Burke has been somewhat of a journeyman for his entire career so it’s no surprise that the Scot is now set for yet another transfer before this Friday’s deadline passes.
The 26-year-old has lived in the West Midlands in the past, having played 24 times for West Brom over the span of three years so perhaps a move to Birmingham would be ideal for the player at this stage of his career.