Sheffield United signing this young 20-year-old could be worth a punt in the long run – Here’s why


Why Tyrese Campbell is worth a punt for Sheffield United

According to Daily Record, Sheffield United have entered the race to sign young Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell, who will be out of contract at the end of the ongoing campaign. 

Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers have been heavily linked with the 20-year-old this month but the Blades are now in the running to tempt the youngster with a move to the Premier League, Daily Record understands. 

Campbell has caught the eye with a string of top-notch performances for the relegation-threatened Potters in the Championship in recent weeks but is yet to decide on his future at the Bet365 Stadium, although he already has a contract offer on the table, according to the report (h/t Daily Record).

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Tyrese Campbell has netted 5 times in 7 starts for Stoke City in the Championship so far this season (Getty Images)

The report adds that both Celtic and Rangers would be able to snap him up for a thrifty cross-border compensation fee in the summer but high-flying Sheffield United are ready to scupper their plans with a handsome bid for the striker. 

The England U20 international has netted 5 times in 7 starts for Stoke City in the Championship so far this season and has usurped the more experienced Lee Gregory in Michael O’Neill’s pecking order over the past month or so.

Campbell initially started his footballing education with Man City and spent two years in the youth ranks at the Etihad before switching boats to join Stoke City in 2016. Having impressed for the U23 side, the striker featured towards the back end of the Potters’ 2017-18 relegation campaign in the Premier League. 

The youngster only played a bit-part role in the Championship last season and spent the second half of the previous campaign on loan at Shrewsbury Town in the League One but Campbell has enjoyed a real breakthrough for the Potters since O’Neill took over the reins from Nathan Jones.

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Campbell has been heavily linked with Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers (Getty Images)

As a matter of fact, the 20-year-old has racked up some impressive numbers in the Championship this season, despite having started only 7 times.

As per Whoscored, Campbell has managed to hit the target 14 times out of a total of 24 attempts, amounting to a shot accuracy rate of 58.33%. The youngster also boasts of an excellent conversion percentage of 35.71%, having managed to find the net on 5 occasions from his 14 shots on target.

Furthermore, Campbell’s average of 0.7 goals per 90 minutes comfortably betters the exploits of some of Sheffield United’s existing strikers – Oliver McBurnie (0.3), Billy Sharp (0.2) and Lys Mousset (0.5). 


McBurnie (4) and Mousset (5) have been the top goal contributors alongside midfielder John Fleck but with Sharp, McGoldrick and Robinson netting only twice between them so far, Sheffield United need to seek some additional firepower to bolster their attack.

As far as Campbell is concerned, he makes for an excellent long-term prospect and would add depth to the Blades’ forward line.