Premier League and Scottish Premier League clubs have been labelled with interest in Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell.
Rewind the start of the season, and Campbell was struggling to get in to the Stoke eleven under former manager Nathan Jones, but the arrival of Michael O’Neill has seen the young forward gain more minutes.
Taking full advantage of those minutes, Campbell has impressed and has scored some vital goals for the Potters as they seek to move up the Championship table.
Much improved form has also gained recognition from a number of Premier League clubs, whilst Rangers and Celtic have also been labelled with interest.
Campbell will see his current contract at the Bet365 Stadium expire in June, and it seems that his future does seem to be heading away from Stoke.
Son of former Arsenal striker Kevin, Campbell is expected to play a part in Stoke’s next fixture against league leaders West Bromwich Albion.
With a potential exit on the cards, we have taken a look at TWO reasons why the young striker should leave the club.
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Too good an opportunity
At the age of 20, Campbell will undoubtedly be concerned about consistent first team football, and that is not truly guaranteed at Stoke under O’Neill.
Sam Vokes, Lee Gregory, Mame Biram Diouf, James McClean and Tom Ince are fighting it out for the attacking roles in O’Neill’s starting eleven with none of those players having cemented their starting place as yet.
The prospect of joining a Premier League club or Scotland’s top two sides is likely to be impossible to turn down and even more so given Stoke’s poor league standings.
Campbell could arguably move to Rangers or Celtic and score a lot of goals in the Scottish Premier League, whilst he will believe that he can make a name for himself in the Premier League.
Further recognition and a potential England future
Campbell represented England at U17 and U20 level during his younger years, but he has since fallen out of line on the international stage, last making an appearance in November.
A move to a bigger club could see Campbell find his goalscoring form on a more regular basis and in turn – who knows, an England place could follow.
Having scored four goals this term, Campbell will be hoping to at least get in to double figures and further enhance his reputation – something he may find hard to do with Stoke if they continue to linger near the bottom of the relegation zone in the Championship.