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After eight years at the bet365 Stadium, Campbell will say farewell to the Potters.

Tyrese Campbell has confirmed his resignation from Stoke City with a poignant statement following eight years with the club.

Campbell is out of contract in the summer and will not renew as he seeks a new permanent home for the first time as a professional player, having joined Stoke as a 16-year-old from Manchester City.

In an Instagram statement, the 24-year-old addressed Stoke fans as well as his teammates.

 

He said: “Since having conversations last week and learning my time at the Club would be coming to an end, I’ve had some time to reflect on my last 8 years….

“I joined Stoke City as a boy with a dream of playing in the Premier League. Whilst I wish that for the Club and myself it had happened more often, I will be forever grateful to those who made it a reality.

“I leave a man with memories that will stay with me for life. I have met teammates that will be friends and brothers for life. Thank you to the fans who have supported me through the good times and the bad, it has meant the world to me.

“To my teammates, coaches, staff and everyone I had the pleasure to work with, thank you for everything ❤️ I’ll never forget my time here and the club has a special place in my heart.”

Tyrese Campbell has been a Stoke City constant

Tyrese Campbell is one of the Potters’ few constants during a period of significant change both on and off the game.

As of this season, he was the Stoke squad’s longest-serving player, having played in both the Premier League and the Championship throughout his seven seasons there.

After a successful youth career, he made his professional debut in a 1-1 draw at Leicester City in the Premier League in 2018, and appeared three more times off the bench as Stoke were relegated that season.

He went on to make 164 appearances for the Potters, scoring 36 goals and providing 21 assists.

Campbell’s most prolific league campaign in a Stoke shirt was in 2019/20, when he scored nine goals in 33 appearances, averaging one goal per 180 minutes.

His 2020/21 season began similarly, with six goals and seven assists in the first 16 games, but was cut short by a catastrophic knee injury.

The 24-year-old has been a divisive figure among Stoke fans in recent years, with disputes regarding his attitude and whether he has ever been the same player since that injury, despite scoring only 18 goals in his next 98 outings for the club.

His importance faded again in his final season, as he only started 14 league games due to physical concerns, but he was influential in his final games for the club, assisting in a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday and scoring in victories over Southampton and Bristol City.

In an official statement on the Stoke City website, Sporting Director Jonathan Walters stated: In Tyrese’s case, to have played over 150 matches for one team is a rare feat in the modern era, it represents a significant contribution to the history of our club and we thank him for his efforts in a Stoke City shirt.”

He leaves with many well-wishes for his future endeavors, but Potters fans will undoubtedly wonder what may have been had Campbell stayed healthy and firing throughout his time with the club.

Tyrese Campbell will surely have good offers amid Rangers interest

Campbell has attracted transfer interest throughout his stay at Stoke, with Celtic, Rangers, and Burnley all connected after his outstanding showing in the 2019/20 season.

According to Sky Sports, both Glasgow giants were turned down after he signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract in January 2020,while Burnley reportedly had to end their interest in January 2021 because to his catastrophic knee injury.

Three years later, Campbell was again the subject of an £850,000 bid from Italian club Hellas Verona, but Stoke refused to sell him at that price, according to Football Insider.

Rangers have been connected with signing Campbell again in recent months, and now that he has left Stoke, it appears that he may be lining up in blue at Ibrox next season.

Campbell, who is only 24, already has a plethora of experience in a tough league and would be an asset to any club willing to play to his strengths and give him time to adjust.

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