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Celtic weighing up six-figure transfer swoop for Stoke City player



Celtic are interested in signing Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell, according to reports from the Daily Record.

The 19-year-old has been an impressive figure for the Potters’ under-23 side this season, but has been unable to cement his place in the first-team this season due to various reasons.

The striker is yet to feature under Michael O’Neill and hasn’t played since the 2-0 defeat to West Brom in November, despite scoring a brace for the under-23s against Middlesbrough on Monday.

The young forward has made 16 appearances in all competitions this season, finding the net just once in the 2-0 victory over Fulham back in October.

Campbell – who netted a brace on his home debut against Shrewsbury Town last season – spent the rest of the season on loan at the Shropshire club, scoring five goals in 15 games.

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But with the forward entering the final six months of his contract at the bet365 Stadium, it is claimed that Celtic are interested in signing Campbell, who is yet to commit his future to Stoke.

Celtic’s head of football operations, Nick Hammond, is believed to be identifying a number of attacking players ahead of the upcoming windows, with Campbell believed to be on their radar.

It is also claimed that Campbell would cost around only the £350,000 mark in a cross-border compensation deal, after moving to Stoke from Manchester City’ Academy for a reported fee of £1.75m in 2016.

The Verdict

I think that this would be a big move for Campbell if he were to complete a move to Parkhead.

He isn’t playing regularly under Michael O’Neill and hasn’t played since November, having fallen behind the likes of Sam Vokes, Lee Gregory and Scott Hogan in the pecking order.

He is a very exciting prospect, though, and if Neil Lennon could find a system that suits him, then he could be a quality signing at around the £350k mark.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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