Stoke City are claiming they won’t listen to offers for Tyrese Campbell, according to Football Insider.
The 20-year-old has been attracting the attention of Scottish giants Rangers after a wonderful start to the new season which has seen him score seven goals in 18 appearances so far.
A move to Ibrox would no doubt be appealing for the starlet, but can the Potters really hold off the advances of Steven Gerrard’s side?
The team at FLW have their say…
I’m not sure this stance will remain the same.
Campbell has really impressed me in the last couple of seasons with Stoke City, and I wasn’t surprised to see him attracting interest from other clubs back in January.
Even though he signed a new deal with the Championship side, I’m not sure this is going to make much difference to further interest in his services.
I can still see Rangers tempting Campbell with an offer in the New Year, as he’s shown that he can be playing his football at a higher level in the future.
It’ll be an interesting few months ahead, because as a player, you’d surely be tempted by a move to a club with the stature that Rangers have.
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Yes, I’d be confident about keeping Tyrese Campbell if I were a Stoke fan.
To be honest, I don’t know why he would want to leave. Of course, Rangers are a massive club and look a good bet for the SPFL title this season after a flying start under Steven Gerrard.
Stoke are going really well in the Championship, though. The Potters have found their groove under Michael O’Neill, and sit just inside the play-off places.
If they were languishing towards the bottom of the Championship table like previous years, then I wouldn’t blame him if his head was to turn and he wanted to move to Rangers in January.
But he’s in good form with seven goals to his name already this season, and is playing under a manager who clearly believes in him and trusts him.
I think he’ll stay put.
Can Stoke City fend off interest from Rangers in Tyrese Campbell?
I think the Potters will be able to keep hold in January but next summer could be a real test.
Campbell looks a really bright talent. He’s direct, quick, got fantastic feet, is a lethal finisher and has an eye for a pass – it seems like only a matter of time before big clubs are circling.
He’s shown he’s capable of scoring and creating goals at Championship level, I don’t doubt he’ll be really to step up a level at some point soon.
In my eyes, January would be too soon and I think Stoke will be able to ward off interest then but next summer could be tough.
Even so, the contract that the Potters have him locked into means that they should be able to demand a pretty sizable fee.