Tyrese Campbell has offered Rangers and Celtic a massive blow in the transfer market by rejecting their advances.
According to the Daily Record, the player telephoned both clubs to inform them of a desire to stay in England.
News this afternoon has suggested that Campbell is set to put pen-to-paper on a new deal at the Bet365 Stadium.
The 20-year-old has been in decent form having been handed a chance to shine under Michael O’Neill.
When the Northern Ireland boss first came to the club he was out of favour, but he has earned a reprieve in recent weeks.
Campbell netted his fifth goal of the campaign in a shock win over West Brom last Monday.
He did also hobble off with a hamstring problem in that game and the club will hope it doesn’t sideline him for too long.
Celtic and Rangers were hoping to get themselves a bargain with Campbell.
Due to his contract situation, both clubs could have signed the youngster for just £400,000 during the summer.
TBR View – Celtic and Rangers will watch Campbell’s progress with intrigue
At £400,000 the Stoke City forward could have proved a real snip.
The versatile forward has shown during his short career to date that he has potential.
As a result, both Old Firm clubs will watch on with intrigue to see whether they live to rue not landing the youngster.
It would certainly have represented an intriguing signing.
With Campbell embarking on his first season as a regular in the Championship, he is still relatively raw.
Both Steven Gerrard and Neil Lennon might have proved decent for his career but it’s now O’Neill’s job to get the best out of him.