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.

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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.

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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.

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