Stoke City face a real battle to keep hold of Tyrese Campell as interest in the striker builds.
The 20-year-old has shone for Michael O’Neill’s men in recent weeks, with his classy brace in the 5-2 win at Huddersfield highlighting the ability he has.
However, with his contract up in the summer, the player holds the power when it comes to deciding his future and the Independent have claimed that Wolves, Crystal Palace, Celtic and Rangers are monitoring his situation.
The Scottish duo would be able to secure Campbell on a pre-contract agreement in January if he wants to move north of the border.
Given the potential the ex-Manchester City man has, it’s fair to say the Stoke fans are furious that the club have put themselves in this situation where they look like losing a talented youngster on the cheap.
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Here’s some of the reaction to the transfer news from Twitter…
To late for us I'm afraid. Stoke being Stoke again.
Someone must get a pay rise out of this!
— Phil Hares (@PilHares) January 6, 2020
All looking for him on a free. Prem clubs won't take the risk on an "unknown". If we had a competent back room staff, he'd have signed a new contract by now and we'd have him at least a couple more years #scholesout
— Liam (@LeekStokie) January 6, 2020
100% leaving given the way his dads tried to drag the club through the mud on several occasions on here. I won’t lose any sleep.
— Jon Twigg (@Twiggo) January 6, 2020
Shocking boardroom mess up again 🙄🙄
— alistair cooper (@bootscooper) January 6, 2020
Criminal that we've let his contract run down.
— Scotty P (@ScottTerryPete1) January 6, 2020
He’s deffo leaving… which is a shame but can’t really blame him as I would also go to any of those clubs if I was him to further develop my career
— Carl Fairhurst (@FairhurstCarl) January 6, 2020
Already too late isn't it? I'm thinking Celtic and Rangers can already attempt to sign him on a pre-contract under the Bosman Rule??
— Jack Chell (@JackChell95) January 6, 2020