According to the Independent, Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of several clubs closely monitoring the situation of Stoke City youngster Tyrese Campbell, but the club must avert their focus elsewhere this month.
It is believed that the west Midlands side are keen on signing the second-tier striker with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Crystal Palace, Rangers and Celtic are also said to hold interest in the 20-year-old.
Campbell has been a bit-part player for the Championship strugglers this campaign but has managed to find the net on four occasions from 16 appearances, per Transfermarkt.
He is the son of former Arsenal and West Brom forward Kevin Campbell and is currently part of the England U20 setup.
There’s no denying that a signing such as this would be superb for the long-term ambitions of the club.
The ownership, Chinese conglomerate Fosun, want to start trusting youth and to build from within later down the line and signing a 20-year-old with bags of potential clearly aids that.
However, this is something that should be revisited later down the line as there are more pressing concerns and needs this month.
Campbell would probably have to do a job in the U23 setup for the time being, and even if it was a first-team addition, he’s not getting in above Raul Jimenez – as Patrick Cutrone has quickly found out.
Instead, the hierarchy at Wolves must put their focus into finding a striker that can genuinely contribute to the rest of their season.
With Cutrone set to return to Italy and Benny Ashley-Seal expected to go out on loan, Nuno is left with one senior striking option and one that will suffer immense burnout if he’s continued to be that heavily relied on – he’s played 33 games this season alone.
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He’s barely had a break after Mexico’s Gold Cup campaign in the summer went straight into Wolves’ gruelling Europa League qualification run, and then into the Premier League and the group stages.
This is the main priority, so Fosun’s long-term ambition must be temporarily put on the back-burner, for now.
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