Celtic are reportedly tracking Stoke’s powerful teenage striker Tyrese Campbell with his contract expiring at Stoke, but would he actually be more suited to rivals Rangers?

According to the Daily Record, our Old Firm rivals are monitoring Campbell’s situation with cross-border compensation rules meaning Scottish clubs would pay a nominal fee for the player.

The 19-year-old striker is an England U20 international and represents an interesting option considering the Record report claims he would only cost £350k.

Tyrese Campbell has been involved in 16 matches for struggling Stoke this season but has only found the net once.

This looks a bargain price when you consider that Tyrese Campbell also cost Stoke £1.75m when he moved to the Bet365 Stadium from Manchester City.

Celtic are decidedly light in the striking department and any move for Campbell may not be the ultimate answer to their lack of depth up front in the short-term.

Rangers, on the other hand, have two firing strikers playing for the club in Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe, who have 40 goals between them already this season.

With Jermain Defoe also enjoying his role as a mentor at Ibrox, he could well be the perfect tutor for Tyrese Campbell.

The big forward is yet to fully breakthrough and hit his potential as a player and the influence of the experienced Defoe could be invaluable to Campbell’s development.

On top of that, his powerful, physical forward style makes him interchangeable with Alfredo Morelos and a long-term solution if the Colombian is to move on from the club.

Whilst there is no official suggestion Rangers are interested in Campbell the availability of the former Shrewsbury loanee is definitely worth exploring for the Ibrox club.

Stoke striker Tyrese Campbell also spent part of last season on-loan at Shrewsbury alongside Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty. He got five goals in 15 appearances for the Shrews. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Plus, it wouldn’t be the first time Rangers have pipped their Old Firm rivals to the signing of a talented English based youngster.

Rangers famously beat Celtic to the signing of Joe Aribo in the summer transfer window.

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