Rangers manager Steven Gerrard
Rangers and Celtic are interested in signing Stoke forward Campbell on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to The Daily Record.
Rangers and Celtic will have to pay £400,000 as compensation fee to secure the services of the England Under-20 international in the summer of 2020, as reported by Sky Sports.
Stoke manager O’Neill has said that Campbell is affordable for both Celtic and Rangers, and he has also stated that he has spoken to the forward about his future.
O’Neill told The Daily Record: “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.
“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.”
Leaving Stoke City
Campbell has been at Stoke since 2016 and is now part of the Potters’ first team.
While signing a pre-contract with Rangers or Celtic is quite tempting now, it would be better for the 20-year-old to wait until the end of the season and then make a decision on his future, as he could get better offers from other clubs.
Jarrad Branthwaite speculation
Another player both Celtic and Rangers are reported to be looking at is Carlisle United defender Jarrad Branthwaite.
According to The Glasgow Evening Times, the Gers and the Hoops are interested in signing the 17-year-old, who is rated at £1 million.
Carlisle chairman Andrew Jenkins has said that there have been no bids for the teenager yet, and told The Glasgow Evening Times: "The Branthwaite saga continues and all I can say is that we have had no concrete bids from any clubs, so most of what you read are agent-led rumours. It is up to the club to transfer players in or out, not agents."
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