Scotland ace Oliver Burke reveals he KO'd cheeky England approach and says: 'It was never going to happen ... I love playing for Scotland'
OLIVER Burke has revealed he knocked back a cheeky late bid from England to swipe him away from Scotland.
The £15m Leipzig sensation is in Gordon Strachan’s squad to face Lithuania on Saturday after making an impressive debut in last month’s 5-1 win in Malta.
But the most expensive Scot ever admitted sneaky English FA spies made a last ditch attempt to lure him to the Three Lions.
Burke - who was born in Kirkaldy before his family moved to Nottingham at the age of eight - was quick to shoot down the sly approach as the 19-year-old insisted he could never turn his back on his country.
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