Tyrese Campbell would be a hit were he to move to Rangers at the end of his contract with Stoke City, according to his former manager Sam Ricketts. 

The 20-year-old has emerged as a target for both the Gers and bitter rivals Celtic, with both clubs having informed the Potters of their intentions to make a move, as per the Daily Record.

And Shrewsbury Town manager Ricketts, who had Campbell on loan in League One for the second half of last season, believes that he would be a great success in Scotland.


Speaking to the Record, he said: “If Tyrese was under contract he would cost a good few million so the Old Firm would be getting him on the cheap – extremely cheap – at a fee in the region of £400,000.

“A move to either of the Old Firm wouldn’t faze him. He went away with the England Under-20 team for the first time late last year and scored twice in a 4-0 win over Portugal.

“He’s a goalscorer – give him the ball and he’ll score. He has the mentality but most importantly has the quality to perform because if you produce the goods then pressure eases.

“He’s lightning quick and left footed. He can score a goal out of nothing. He’ll pass it into the back of the net and can thump it into the back of the net too.”

Should Rangers move for Campbell?

At first glance, the youngster’s record in front of goal can look a little underwhelming.

Just four goals in 17 Championship matches are hardly enough to get the pulse racing, but those numbers hide some pretty important details.

Firstly, he is young, and at 20, you would have to say that his potential is sky high.

Secondly, three of those four goals came in two games over the festive period. Essentially, it feels as if Campbell has turned a corner in recent weeks, and now looks much more capable of scoring goals with the regularity needed for him to make an impact at Ibrox.

Of course, signing somebody that young is always a gamble, but at just £400,000, it could be a risk worth shelling out on.

In other news, Steven Gerrard speaks out on Rangers 25y/o reportedly facing January exit.


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