Report: Tottenham inform second-placed side that their 23-year-old will cost £10m
The Record claim Celtic have suffered a knock in their attempts to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent deal from Tottenham Hotspur.
Carter-Vickers, 23, joined Celtic on loan towards the end of the January window. He has been excellent for Ange Postecoglou’s side in his 17 games.
In that time, the eight-time USA star has helped Celtic keep seven clean sheets – and the powerful defender has scored two goals of his own.
The Record say Celtic expected to pay around £6million for Carter-Vickers, to sign him permanently. He signed a one-year extension before leaving.
But now, Tottenham are requesting almost double that figure – £10million for Celtic to sign him. It would make Carter-Vickers a club-record arrival.
Celtic’s most expensive purchase remains in the form of Odsonne Edouard – costing £9million on a permanent basis from Paris Saint-Germain.
Celtic want Carter-Vickers: Surely Tottenham can be flexible
Carter-Vickers has gone on loan to six other clubs – all in the English Championship. This time, he has tried something different – it has worked.
For the good of his career, a deal needs to be made permanent. But at £6million, it is fair to say that even that is quite steep for a reserve player.
Carter-Vickers only has five senior Spurs outings to his name and the chances of him breaking into the side under Antonio Conte are zero.
Conte is expected to sign more central defenders. So, surely there is room for Spurs and Celtic to negotiate. £7million might be fair, next summer.
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