Scotland star Oliver Burke enthused by Rangers visit to face Red Bull Leipzig

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

RED BULL LEIPZIG star Oliver Burke insists he is relishing the prospect of crossing swords with Rangers after a glamour friendly between the sides was confirmed.

Burke, the most expensive Scottish footballer of all time following his £13 million switch to the Bundesliga, is expected to be in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side to face the Gers at the Red Bull Stadium on January 15.

The 19-year-old has already been in the Scotland set-up alongside Lee Wallace and Barrie McKay and is steeling himself for a physical contest against Mark Warburton’s side.

oliverburkeAnd he is predicting an occasion that will be lapped up by both clubs.

“I think Rangers have some good individual talent in their team. I’ve been away with a few of them with the Scotland squad so I know that they are good players,” said Burke.

“It will be a first for me to play against Rangers and an interesting match.

“They are a big, big club in Scotland and in that division. I think it will be a really physical game and I would expect them to come over here and have a real go at us.

“It will be nice for Rangers to come over to Germany and a big occasion. The facilities over here are great and I would expect them to enjoy that.”

Burke has enjoyed a blistering start to his Leipzig career, claiming an assist on his debut to help them to a famous 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund before scoring his first goal for the club against Koln a fortnight later.

The Bundesliga new boys have been the story of the division this term and currently sit in second place, most recently beating Darmstadt 2-0 – with Burke climbing from the bench to set up the second goal of the game.

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