Why Carter-Vickers is crucial to Tottenham completing signing of highly-rated 22-year-old - TBR View
Tottenham find themselves short of a player’s asking price. Not a surprise to Spurs fans. The Telegraph claim they are close to a deal for Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu – but are £5million short. Celtic getting Cameron Carter-Vickers could now be crucial to Tottenham signing Tomiyasu.
Tomiyasu, 22, has starred for Bologna since joining the Serie A side in the summer of 2019. Clocking up 63 appearances in two seasons, the 23-time Japan international has thrown himself onto the radar of Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici. Bologna want around £21.5million.
Meanwhile, Levy is trying to agree a compromise. Currently, as per the report, Tottenham have a deal worth £17million on the table as they look to bring in centre-backs for Nuno Espirito Santo. A difference of around £5million then. Step forward, Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Why is Carter-Vickers is crucial to Tottenham signing Tomiyasu?
USA international Carter-Vickers was spotted in Tottenham training this week, having returned to Tottenham following a loan at Bournemouth. It was the 23-year-old’s six loan away from Spurs – and he has now entered the final 12 months of his contract. Three clubs are in talks.
That is according to the Daily Record. Celtic are keen and in discussions with Carter-Vickers open to a move to Scotland – while Newcastle and Bournemouth are also in the race for the defender. Tottenham are said to want a fee of £5million to sell the American giant this summer.
That makes the former Luton and Ipswich loanee crucial to the purchase of Tomiyasu. With Spurs needing an extra £5million – there, or thereabouts – to sign Tomiyasu, selling Carter-Vickers instantly gives them that cash. Cashing in on the American can secure a deal for the Japanese ace.