- Burke has "no regrets" about joining Leipzig.
- Already has a goal an assist under his belt.
- Believes the Bundesliga is the best league in the world.
Oliver Burke says joining the Bundesliga's all-star cast ranks as one of the best decisions he has ever made.
The 19-year-old Scotland international winger turned down a whole host of offers from the English Premier League in favour of a summer move to RB Leipzig, newcomers to a league synonymous with accelerated player development.
Watch: Match highlights as Burke opens his Bundesliga account against Köln:
"It was everything I've been looking for … I looked at it and smiled," Burke told The Guardian of Leipzig's proposal to bring him to the Red Bull Arena. "There wasn't enough depth from the other clubs in terms of how much they wanted me and whether I was going to play. You only can only look at your Chelseas and see the amount of talent they have but they're all out on loan and not getting used [...] It was a no-brainer for me."
Watch: Match highlights as Burke paves the way for Leipzig's maiden Bundesliga win:
Sensing something more than token sales patter in Leipzig's offer, Burke's decision to leave boyhood club Nottingham Forest FC on a five-year deal has been fully vindicated. He has made four Bundesliga appearances to date, registering a debut assist in the historic win over Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 2 before scoring his first Bundesliga goal in the 1-1 draw with 1. FC Köln on Matchday 5. Six matches into the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign, Burke and Leipzig are yet to taste defeat.
"I couldn't be happier at this moment," the three-time Scotland international affirmed. "I turned up for training on my first day and thought these guys looked like the Forest Under-16s. Then we started playing and it was like 'maybe not'. The quality is really good; everybody is technically excellent, because in the Bundesliga you have to be. [...] I don't regret not going to the Premier League. I believe I'm at the top here, the top league in the world."