Bournemouth are readying a bid for Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell in a late move, as the Premier League club look to source a replacement for Josh King who could depart for Manchester United, according to the Football Insider.
Campbell has only just committed his long-term future to the Potters having singed a new contract with the club amid interest from other clubs throughout the transfer window, and Stoke would likely be reluctant to lose the striker with so little time left to replace him.
The 20-year-old has been one of the Potters most important players over the last few weeks, with Michael O’Neill putting his faith in him to make a difference from the start, and Campbell has fired in fire goals in his last five matches to help Stoke move away from relegation trouble.
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It is thought that Bournemouth are ready to move for the forward, with Manchester United in talks with he Cherries over a late move for King – and Stoke could have to fend of this late interest in Campbell before the transfer window shuts.
This is a somewhat surprising turn of events, with the Potters likely to have thought they had done enough to ensure that Campbell would be remaining at the club for the rest of the season at least, after he signed a new deal to commit his future to the club.
That new deal, though, has put Stoke in a very commanding position when it comes to handling this late interest from Bournemouth, with the Potters having no contractual pressure to cash in on the 20-year-old like they might have felt a few weeks ago.
Campbell’s form has been excellent over the last few weeks since O’Neill brought him into the side, and you can certainly see why there is interest in him, but the forward appears to be content and settled at the Bet365 Stadium so it would be a surprise to see him attempt to force through any move.
Stoke will probably be pleased to see the window close now, and the Potters will need to do all they can to ensure that Campbell is still their player by the time the window is shut.