Sheffield United are reportedly keen on landing Stoke City striker, Tyrese Campbell.
According to a report from the Daily Record, the Blades have now entered the race to land the 20-year-old.
United’s interest could come as a blow to both Rangers and Celtic. The Scottish pair were hoping to land Campbell, with the report claiming they could even look to snap him up for around £400,000 thanks to cross-border compensation rules.
Campbell’s contract expires in the summer, leaving the door wide open for a potential move for the youngster. Although Stoke have offered him a new deal, it is thought the Blades are willing to stump up the cash to land him.
The youngster has been in fine form this season despite Stoke’s struggles. He’s scored five times in the Championship, including the winner last night at West Brom.
United are expected to sign Jack Robinson today from Nottingham Forest, while Jack Rodwell has also arrived on a free this January.
An ideal and unexpected signing
Once again Chris Wilder is looking like making a move for someone nobody has even mentioned.
Tyrese Campbell is an up and coming striker with plenty of ability. He has raw pace and has, at times, demonstrated his excellent finishing ability for the Potters.
It’s testament to the youngster that he’s managed five goals, especially given the struggles Stoke have had this season.
He did limp off last night but barring it being a major injury, that shouldn’t put the Blades off.
United are in need of another face upfront. Billy Sharp is entering his final few months while David McGoldrick continues to struggle in front of goal.
Having someone like Campbell in the squad would also take some pressure off Lys Mousset. The Frenchman is often expected to run the channels and help United on the counter. Campbell’s similar attributes could mean a like-for-like replacement for ‘Moose’ at times.