Clarets Chasing Stoke City Youngster

Burnley plotting to sign Stoke City ace Tyrese Campbell in January

According to reports in the Football Insider, Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers are plotting to sign Stoke City sensation Tyrese Campbell in the January transfer window. The center forward has emerged as one of the hottest properties outside of the Premier League following an electrifying start to the campaign.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that both Burnley and Wolves are among the many top-flight sides closely monitoring Campbell. However, they face a major battle to convince the Sky Bet Championship club to part with their star man as they don’t want to sell Campbell in January as they regard him as key to their promotion pursuit.

The source for the article is Tyrese father Kevin Campbell, the former Arsenal striker has aslo revealed that Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers & Celtic have both held talks about signing his son last January when he had six months left on his contract. But the prolific youngster was persuaded to stay on at the Bet365 Stadium by Michael O’Neill and signed a new four-and-a-half year deal at the end of January.

That decision has been vindicated as Campbell has subsequently established himself as a vital member of the Stoke team. A left-footed forward who can spearhead the attack or play out wide in a three-man attack, Campbell has scored six goals and supplied six assists from his sixteen Sky Bet Championship matches this season.

A further goal in the English Football League Cup has taken his haul to seven goals in all competitions. Campbell, started Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City and helped set up his team’s goal but limped off in the second half with a knee injury.

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