Former Hearts and Stoke City star Ricardo Fuller has admitted he “wouldn’t want to call” where reported Rangers target Tyrese Campbell should commit his future – but selfishly confessed he wants him to stay with Stoke.

Fuller thinks there is a “case” that can be made for him to stay in England or move to Scotland for his development, even though he thinks the Scottish league is weaker than during his time at Tynecastle.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Tyrese Campbell of Stoke City looks on after the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Nottingham Forest at Bet365 Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.
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The retired star insists Campbell would face better opposition by remaining in England but couldn’t come to a decision on where he thinks the 20-year-old will end up,

“In terms of his development, to be fair, you can make a case for Scotland and England,” Fuller told BBC Radio Stoke.

“The Scottish league is not as strong as it used to be in my time when I was there.

“Here in England, the Championship is better in terms of overall quality, the opposition you face week in, week out.

“Personally, I would not want to call the shot – but on a selfish note I want him to stay here and help us this season.”

Campbell reportedly prefers a move to Rangers over bitter rivals Celtic, although the 20-year-old could stay with Stoke after the Potters offered him a new deal.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Ricardo Fuller looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.
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The England Under-20 star has scored five times in 22 appearances this season for Michael O’Neill’s side as they struggle near the bottom of the Championship.

Rangers would have to pay around £400,000 for Campbell if they sign him this summer when his contract comes to an end, although that is much less than English sides would have to cough up.

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