Why Wolves should launch a move for Stoke City’s Tyrese Campbell

According to Football Insider (h/t Brighton & Hove Independent), Wolves are interested in versatile Stoke City forward Tyrese Campbell. They are joined by Burnley in monitoring the 20-year-old, but the Potters are reluctant to sell him.


Son of former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, Tyrese started out at the academy of Manchester City before switching to the Stoke City youth setup in 2016, linking up with the club’s U-18s. Having made 12 appearances, in which he scored 9 times, the forward was bumped up to the reserve team, where he netted 28 goals in 48 games. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Campbell made his senior debut for the Potters in 2018 but was loaned out to Shrewsbury Town in the second half of the 2018/19 term. He scored five goals in 15 games for them, before returning to Stoke, where he has now become a first-team regular. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Stoke City's Tyrese Campbell has been linked with Celtic
Tyrese Campbell looks on during a game

To date, the 20-year-old has 65 appearances for the Potters, scoring 18 goals and setting up nine more. He has represented the England national team at the U-17 and the U-20 level. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Campbell would bolster squad depth at Wolves

Wolves have made a decent start to the season. However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been uncharacteristically sub-par in front of goal this term. Indeed, Wolves have just netted 11 goals in the Premier League so far.

The injury-enforced absence of Raul Jimenez is a huge blow for the side. And with there being no clarity as to when the Mexican would be able to return, adding more firepower in January would be the right thing to do for Wolves.

Raul Jimenez is Wolves' leading scorer this season (Getty Images)
Raul Jimenez is sidelined after a serious head injury (Getty Images)

Campbell, to that end, can be a handy addition to the squad at Molineux. The 20-year-old has made an impressive start to the new season, registering 7 goals and 6 assists in 18 games in all competitions.

Capable of playing as a centre-forward or in the wide areas, Campbell would give manager Nuno additional options. Furthermore, with there being some uncertainty over the future of Adama Traore, the Stoke City starlet can be a replacement in case the winger ends up leaving in the near future.

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Wolves can certainly use more firepower in the attack after having found goals hard to come by this term. Signing Campbell, who has been in good form for Stoke this term, would add more venom to their frontline, while also adding more quality options at the manager’s disposal.


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