This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Fan’s Voice’ series, where we gather original opinions from those closest to the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Wolves and Burnley have reportedly registered their interest in signing Stoke City forward Tyrese Campbell, according to Football Insider.
Campbell has caught the eye with some impressive performances over the years for the Potters, which included hitting 13 goals for them in all competitions last term.
Football League World’s Stoke City supporter Elliot Yates has reacted to the news of Campbell being linked with another move to the Premier League in the January transfer window.
Yates felt as though the sickening injury recently suffered by Wolves’ Raul Jimenez could see them make a move for Campbell, who could prove to be the ideal replacement for the Mexican forward, who isn’t expected to return to action anytime soon.
“In form Championship star Tyrese Campbell has generated interested from Premier League clubs with a possible move this January. Campbell has six goals in 16 appearances so far and leads the assists chart with six in the Championship so far.
“His goalscoring form has attracted the likes of Premier League Burnley and Wolves to go after his signature, both in need of a goalscorer.
“Wolves have been dealt a terrible blow with the severe head injury of Raul Jimenez. The Mexican striker has been a key player for Wolves in their years in the Premier League scoring 13 goals in his first year and 17 goals in his second year for the Midlands club, helping achieve a Europa League place and an FA Cup Semi-Final.
“His fractured skull has been a concern for the club as to whether he would play again, and Wolves may potentially see Campbell as the player to fill the hole that Jimenez has left them.
“I can certainly see him and Adama Traore having a great partnership up top as both players like to get in behind defenders and are lightning quick. The same with Daniel Podence who possess the same qualities, so a front three of Adama, Podence and Campbell would be a devastating attacking trio, assuming Campbell adapts to Premier League level.”
Burnley is another potential option for Campbell, but Yates questioned whether the forward would be able to adapt to the demands of Premier League football with the Clarets, who could benefit from signing a striker in the New Year.
“Burnley’s need for a goalscorer comes from their form this season. Their striking options of Ashley Barnes, Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra haven’t registered a goal this season and Chris Wood only has two goals so far.
“Burnley are in desperate need of a goalscorer and Campbell looks to be identified as the man to score goals for the Clarets. However, Burnley need a goalscorer now and Campbell has only made four Premier League games off the bench as a recent academy graduate in 2018.
“The real question is whether he’ll be able to adapt from the Championship to the Premier League and if he doesn’t Burnley will be in trouble and it would be a huge risk.”
The Stoke City supporter went on to admit that he expects to see Campbell stick around at the bet365 Stadium until the end of the 2020/21 season at least, especially with the striker signing a new contract not so long ago.
“I can see Campbell playing at Stoke for at least the rest of the season. He signed a four-year contract in January this year and claimed that Michael O’Neill was the key to his change of heart, rejecting Rangers in person. The England youth international has been integral to O’Neill’s side and has worked hard to earn a place there.
“Stoke have generally been poor with transfer dealings over the years, Jack Butland was once worth £30million and we sold him for nearly £1million to Crystal Palace.
“Stoke fans also feel we sold Steven N’Zonzi and Asmir Begovic for too low and maybe the club could see Campbell’s situation as getting the most money out of him as we possibly can, so history doesn’t repeat itself.”
“Tyrese Campbell for me isn’t Premier League ready yet, but will be next season with more games and goals under his belt in the Championship. He needs a season of full confidence before stepping into the Premier League.
“Stoke and Campbell could compliment each other by going up at the same time. This is the ideal situation for any Stoke fan and Campbell is loyal towards the club or else he wouldn’t have signed a four-year contract.”
Disclaimer: The views cast from various supporters in the Fan’s Voice series do not represent those of Football League World.