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CELTIC are keeping tabs on Stoke City’s 19-year-old striker Tyrese Campbell.

The eight-in-a-row champions have joined a host of clubs monitoring the England Under-20 star who is out of contract at the Championship outfit in June.

According to a report in the Daily Record, Campbell is likely to cost around the £350,000 mark in a cross-border compensation deal, much the same as the agreement when Moussa Dembele quit Fulham for Parkhead in the summer of 2016.

The teenager moved to the Potteries outfit from the Manchester City Academy three years ago in a transfer worth £1.75 million, but has yet to commit himself to the club.

Nicky Hammond, the The Hoops’ Head of Football Operations, is assessing a variety of options in the attacking department for next month’s transfer window and is aware of the frontman’s potential availability.

Ex-Celtic skipper Paul Lambert originally brought Campbell into Stoke’s first-team set-up when he was in charge, but the youngster failed to make an initial impact and was loaned to Shrewsbury for the second-half of last term.

He scored five goals to help keep the club safe in League One before going back to City.

Campbell also scored twice on his debut for England’s Under-20s against Portugal last month and, although new boss Michael O’Neill is keen to keep him, the hit-kid could be on his way in the summer.

Celtic have already brought in the cream of young English talent in the summer transfer market with Jeremie Frimpong (Manchester City), Lee O’Connor (Manchester United), Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton) and Luca Connell (Bolton) arriving at the club.

 

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