Celtic will complete the permanent signing of on-loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer, according to journalist Michael Bridge.
The Lowdown: Superb loan spell
The American traded Tottenham for the Hoops on a temporary basis last summer, having been told he wasn’t part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans.
It has proved to be a masterstroke of a loan move for Carter-Vickers, who won the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup in 2021/22, standing out as a key man at centre-back.
Celtic are now working hard on signing the 24-year-old permanently, although there is interest from other clubs.
The Latest: Journalist backs move
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Sky Sports’ Bridge backed Ange Postecoglou to get his man:
“I think that will happen, because he’s a player who’s been on loan to every other club, he’s never found his home. He’s had about 20 EFL loans, but he’s ended up winning the title with Celtic, so I think he’s found his home there.”
The Verdict: Surely it happens?
This is a deal that seemingly suits all parties, with Spurs happy to sell, Celtic desperate to buy and Carter-Vickers settling in brilliantly at Parkhead.
It would now be a huge surprise if the USA international decided to move elsewhere instead of the Hoops, also acting as an enormous blow in the process.
Carter-Vickers averaged an impressive 4.2 aerial duel wins per game in the league this season, as well as 4.2 clearances per match, highlighting his defensive prowess and further showing why he would be such a good signing for Celtic for years to come.
In other news, Celtic are eyeing up a move for a midfielder. Find out who it is here.
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