Rangers planning to hijack Celtic’s move to sign £350k goal-poacher

Rangers might be about to hijack Celtic’s move to sign Stoke City attacker Tyerese Campbell.

According to The Independent, Rangers, along with their bitter rivals, have been monitoring the attacker’s performances at the bet365 stadium.

Celtic and Rangers have both been linked with signing strikers this month, particularly the Hoops but no transfer has been made official yet.

The Independent adds that the 20-year-old striker is out of contract down South at the end of the season, with The Record previously reporting that he’d be available for only £350,000.

It’s worth pointing out that the report also lists Premier League clubs in the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderer, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace as potential suitors, but if he has a choice between one of Celtic and Rangers then it’s a tough one.

Celtic definitely need a back-up to Odsonne Edouard this second-half of the season, given Leigh Griffiths personal and fitness struggles over the past 12 months, while Vakoun Issouf Bayo remains unproven in Scotland.

In contrast, Steven Gerrard has two absolutely lethal hitmen in the form of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe, but the latter turns 38 this year and it’s hard to back the Colombian being at Ibrox longer than this season.

Rangers might have to rebuild their attacking options this summer and maybe, just maybe, they can build this around the jet-heeled Campbell.

It remains to be seen how the transfer saga will unfolds and with what side Campbell could end up with this ongoing transfer window.

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