Stoke City boss is doing a 'Lee Bowyer' with latest Rangers target
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Rangers target told he'll get more game time sticking with current club

Rangers could be set to offer a deal to Stoke City’s Tyrese Campbell but his manager Michael O’Neill has insisted that the Potters is where his future should lie – echoing Lee Bowyer’s futile attempts at keeping Joe Aribo last year.

The 20-year-old has scored three in his last four appearances and O’Neill believes he’ll get more game time at Stoke than he would if he was to move to Rangers or Celtic in the summer.

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According to the Stoke boss, Campbell “wants to play” and admits that a potential cross-border move makes his “affordable” for the Gers.

“Ty’s contract obviously expires at the end of the season, which is a difficult situation because he’s particularly affordable for the likes of Celtic and Rangers because of the cross-border compensation,” O’Neill said, as quoted by the Stoke Sentinel.

“I’ve been very direct with Ty. I believe his future lies here. I think he will certainly get a lot more game time here than possibly at those two clubs.

“And that’s what Ty wants, he wants to play, so that’s a positive.”

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The Gers would have to pay a development fee if they do sign Campbell when his Stoke contract runs out but it would around £400,000, meaning he is well within reach for the Light Blues.

Reports also claim that clubs such as Wolves, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace are all interested too but all three would have to pay a much larger sum to Stoke if they landed the 20-year-old’s signature.

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