Cameron Carter-Vickers spoke with Joe Hart over a move from Tottenham to Celtic and could have joined Torino, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: One of three in
The Hoops were extremely busy in the final hours of the transfer window, with three players in and three out at Parkhead on deadline day.
Carter-Vickers was the final deal of the day and Celtic’s 12th signing of the window. He penned a season-long loan move to Parkhead, with the Hoops having the option to make it permanent next summer. However, it could have been a different story for the USA international.
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The Latest: Torino snub, Hart conversation
According to Football Insider, who were informed by a Spurs source, Tottenham actually accepted a loan offer from Torino for Carter-Vickers. However, the 23-year-old turned down a move to Italy as he wanted to stay in the UK.
The Verdict: A shrewd move?
It appears as if Carter-Vickers may well have ended up elsewhere if it wasn’t for Hart, and only time will tell if bringing the American to Glasgow will be a good call.
The good thing is that the Hoops now hold the cards when it comes to the defender. Should he impress, Celtic can exercise a clause to make the move permanent. If he struggles, the Hoops can always send him back to London at the end of the campaign without making a major financial commitment.
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