Burke talks out amid Eagles interest

Crystal Palace target Oliver Burke says he is ready to make a name for himself in the Bundesliga this season despite being linked with a move to England.

The Scotland international winger joined RB Leipzig in their maiden top-flight campaign and helped the ambitious outfit finish as runners-up to eventual champions Bayern Munich.

While the 2016/17 season brought unparalleled success for Die Bullen, the 20-year-old, who signed from Championship side Nottingham Forest for a reported £13 million, struggled too earn a regular starting berth.

Only five starts in the 25 overall appearances in the league brought a timid return of a solitary goal and two assists, and reports in German media claim Sporting Director Ralf Rangnick has told the promising winger he can leave the club.

However, Burke denies he is ready to throw in the towel just one year into his five-year contract by aiming for more starts under manager Ralph Hasenhüttl – who’s squad will be tested with the new realms of UEFA Champions League football.

“My first year in Germany has been something different for me,” he told BBC Football. “I think it’s been a big step for me, a different style of football, and I think it’s been good. It was a very up and down season for me.

“I think it’s very difficult when you’re constantly on the bench and waiting for your time to come on and make an impression.

“Every footballer wants to be in a starting position on the pitch. I need to get that really to get the confidence.

“To become a better player it’s all about the minutes on the pitch and that’s important this season. Getting more starts under my belt would be fantastic.”

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