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Tottenham want to sell Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to John Hartson

Tottenham want to sell Cameron Carter-Vickers, John Hartson has told the Evening Times, as the Celtic legend implored the Hoops to make his loan deal permanent this summer.

Carter-Vickers has enjoyed what appears to be a defining loan spell in his career. He had previously been on six loans in the Championship in England with varying degrees of success.

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But none of his loans have seen the 24-year-old prove as impressive as his time with Celtic. The centre-back is on the cusp of helping Ange Postecoglou’s men to the Scottish Premiership title. And the Bhoys have conceded just 21 goals in 36 games in the top-flight.

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There was some surprise that Carter-Vickers missed out on a nomination for the league’s player of the season award. Certainly, Hartson believes that one of the first things Celtic must do this summer is sign Carter-Vickers permanently – especially as he believes that Tottenham are ready to sell.

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“I know Spurs want to sell,” he told the Evening Times. “I know for a fact, because I speak to people at Spurs, and they want to sell Carter-Vickers.

“He’s been on loan several times, and they feel that he’s not going back to Spurs, so they want to do a deal with somebody for Carter-Vickers.

“You can talk about the forwards, Jota, (Liel) Abada and Kyogo (Furuhashi), whose numbers have been frightening. Joe Hart, who has been brilliant. But you’ve got to look at Carter-Vickers, he’s been the dominant one.

“I think he’s been outstanding. He would be as important a signing as what Jota would be, I really do think that. I think Carter-Vickers they need in terms of a defender.”

Tottenham want to sell Cameron Carter-Vickers

Some Spurs fans may wonder if the club are making the right decision selling Carter-Vickers. He looks to be realising the potential he was showing under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, this summer is probably the perfect time to cash in. He has not proven himself in the Premier League. And his stock has probably never been higher. There have been suggestions that he could go for £10 million.

Perhaps there is an argument that Spurs should include some sort of clause that protects them should he improve further. That could be a sell-on clause or even a buy-back clause.

But surely, Spurs would be making the right call to let him go. And Celtic may be the best place to sell him to should the Hoops meet their asking price.

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