According to recent reports from the Daily Record, English striker Tyrese Campbell has rejected the approach made by Celtic to sign him. Celtic’s derby rivals Rangers were also interested, and they too have faced a similar fate as Campbell wants to continue his footballing career in England. Stoke City are still very keen to keep him at the club, and they have tabled a new contract offer to him.

Is a Premier League move on the cards?

Campbell is yet to decide where his future his lies in England. Sheffield United are also in the mix to sign him, and it remains to be seen whether he would reject Stoke’s offer and move to the Premier League with the Blades.

It is being reported that Campbell personally went on to call both the Glaswegian giants and informed about his decision. It is believed that he did that out of sheer respect for the Scottish heavyweights. The Englishman has struggled for game time with the Potters this season, but he has managed to turn the corner in the last few weeks under new manager Michael O’Neill. It was believed that Campbell was unhappy with how his career was going at Stoke City, but things might have changed now.

Campbell has managed four goals and one assist in his last five Championship appearances. However, he recently went down with a hamstring injury. The England u-20 international is in the final few months of his contract with the club, and he was available on a cut-price deal. Reports mention that Celtic could have signed him for as low as £400,000 in cross-border compensation in the summer.

A big blow for Lennon?

There is no doubt that Celtic were going to be after a striker this month and they found a solution in Patryk Klimala who joined recently. The Hoops have been linked with a whole host of other strikers as well, but now that they have got Klimala, it seems unlikely that they would go on to sign another one.

Hence, missing out on Campbell isn’t too big a blow for the Hoops as they are well-covered in the attacking department. However, it cannot be ignored that Campbell could have been a smart addition because of his price tag and abilities. Campbell is quick, pacey and has the physical side to his game to play in the Scottish Premiership. He usually works his socks off while leading the line. The Englishman is far from a finished product, but he has shown some impressive signs of late.

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