According to a talkSPORT report, Bundesliga high flyers RB Leipzig are interested in Tyrese Campbell as the race for the Rangers and Celtic target heats up.

It’s suggested that the current Bundesliga leaders have joined both Old Firm clubs, and Premier League sides Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Wolves in a battle for the 20-year-old’s signature.

Campbell has had a tough campaign so far with Championship strugglers Stoke City. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The report goes on to claim that Stoke may be willing to part with Campbell this month rather than losing him for free at the expiration of his contract in the summer, while he is keen to play ‘regular football at the highest level’, and is ‘open’ to the idea of moving abroad to do so.

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The England U20 international has just four goals in 21 appearances for Stoke this season, three of which have come in his last five outings.

Verdict

If Campbell is keen on playing at the highest level, a move to RB Leipzig, who are in the Champions League Round of 16 and leading the pack in the German top-flight, would certainly get him there.

 

However, would he have a realistic chance of being anything more than a squad player there?

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He’s certainly not going to replace Germany international Timo Werner.

Leipzig’s premier striker, Werner has 18 goals in 17 league appearances this season. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Leipzig tend to play two up front, but getting in as Werner’s strike partner would mean usurping both Czech Republic international Patrick Schick and Denmark striker Yussuf Poulsen, who holds the club appearances record.

By all accounts, the Englishman is extremely talented, but that outcome doesn’t seem overly likely.

While the Scottish Premiership clearly isn’t of the same standard as the Bundesliga, Rangers could still offer Campbell the carrot of European football and, likely from next season, a much more realistic chance at regular playing time.

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