Stoke City have turned down a £10m offer from Bournemouth for forward Tyrese Campbell.
The 19-year-old only committed his future to the Potters last week but the Premier League side are said to have targeted the England youth international after Manchester United showed a serious interest in Joshua King.
And, Football Insider claimed they followed that up with a £10m bid for Campbell but that was shut down by Stoke who have no desire to cash in on the player.
The teenager, son of former Everton striker Kevin, has been a key figure for the Staffordshire outfit since Michael O’Neill took over and has scored four goals in his last five Championship games.
That increased game time convinced Campbell that his future should be with Stoke and he agreed a new long-term deal that many thought would have put an end to the speculation surrounding the player.
But, that wasn’t the case following the Cherries approach but it has been turned down and it appears King’s move to Old Trafford is not going to happen either.
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This came totally out the blue but it just shows how quickly these things can happen in football as Bournemouth obviously needed to replace King before sanctioning his sale.
From Stoke’s perspective, they were never going to cash in on Campbell at this stage of the window as not only would it cause uproar among the fan base but it would seriously harm the team.
The youngster has shown how much talent he has and you would also say that £10m isn’t a great price considering the potential he has.
So, this is the right move from the club and Campbell proved by agreeing the new deal that he is keen to be part of the long-term project at the bet365 Stadium.
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