Celtic and Rangers set to move for Tyrese Campbell

Celtic and Rangers are reportedly readying moves for Stoke City forward Tyrese Campbell, with the striker out of contract in the summer.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, both of the Old Firm rivals will look to open up talks with the forward now ahead of a potential transfer in the summer. The 20-year-old is yet to pen a new deal with the Potters and unless he signs his services could be secured for as little as £400,000 in training compensation this summer. Wolves and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in Campbell.

Campbell has been a key part of the Stoke squad this year, scoring four goals in 16 Championship appearances. The club are hopeful they can keep him, with the promise of first team football something he may not be afforded elsewhere. Stoke manager Michael O’Neill has also been vocal in his liking of Campbell, with the England youth international finding his best former under the former Northern Ireland boss.

Campbell joined Stoke as a youth player from Manchester City in 2016 and made his senior debut for the Potters in 2018. The son of former Arsenal, Everton and West Bromwich Albion striker Kevin Campbell, he has also made five appearances for England at youth level.

One person that certainly wants him to stay is his teammate Nathan Collins, who played with the forward at youth level. Collins has also emerged on the first team scene this season and when asked about Campbell, he said: “You can see he’s a threat. He’s a goalscorer, he has bundles of pace and I hope he stays, I really do.”

Stoke City take on Milwall at the bet365 Stadium tomorrow and welcome back former coach Gary Rowatt for the first time since his dismissal. Rowatt’s Milwall sit seventh in the Championship table.