Prem trio join Celtic, Rangers in six-way scrap to land Stoke forward

Steve Pearson

Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers have been joined by Premier League trio Wolves, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the quest to sign highly-rated Stoke City forward Tyrese Campbell.

Campbell has burst onto the Championship scene with the Potters this season after a successful loan spell with League One Shrewsbury Town last season.

In the current campaign, Campbell has notched four times in the Championship, becoming a regular fixture in the starting eleven as Michael O’Neill’s men have battled their way out of the relegation zone after a poor start.

Interest from Glasgow heavyweights Rangers and Celtic was reported last month, but according to talkSPORT, the Scottish pair will face stiff competition for Campbell’s signature from Wolves, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, as well as Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

The son of ex-Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, Tyrese’s contract at the stadium is set to run out in the summer, meaning Stoke could be set to cash in this month or risk losing the player for a likely lesser fee via a tribunal in the summer.

Campbell’s form for Stoke has seen him rewarded with caps for England at the under-20s level, where he has notched twice in two appearances.

A move to Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves could make the most sense to provide back-up in the forward positions after Patrick Cutrone’s brief tenure came to a close after his loan exit to Fiorentina.

The talkSPORT article described Campbell as ‘keen on playing regular football at the highest level and is open to the prospect of following in the footsteps of other English youngsters by moving abroad.’


That sentiment could open up the move to Leipzig, with the German side showing their willingness to bring in promising young players from England after the signings of Ademola Lookman and Ethan Ampadu.

Meanwhile, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has made a signings plea after Wolves were linked with a LaLiga star.

The men from Molineux were sensationally linked with a World Cup winner from Atletico Madrid due to the club’s relationship with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes.