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Celtic: McAvennie makes Carter-Vickers claim

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Celtic pundit Frank McAvennie has urged the club to land Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis in January, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: Insider’s claim

The Hoops brought in Carter-Vickers on deadline day over the summer on a season-long loan. Celtic, as they do with Jota, do have the option to make the centre-back’s stay permanent.

Since arriving, the USA international has been an ever-present figure under Ange Postecoglou, missing just one Scottish Premiership fixture and helping Celtic win the Scottish League Cup.

The Daily Record claimed that a permanent switch could cost the Hoops £10m, however, Tottenham insider John Wenham revealed earlier this month that the figure would likely be closer to £3m.

The Latest: McAvennie’s comments

McAvennie was talking to Football Insider about Carter-Vickers and the possibility of making his loan permanent for £3m.

This is what he had to say in reply, urging the Hoops to do just that in the New Year.

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“Starfelt wasn’t quite at it against Hibs.

“For me, he was a bit sloppy. He was letting his man get past him far too easily.

“You could see that for the goal Hibs scored. Carter-Vickers on the other hand was brilliant.

“I’m starting to really like him. He’s been really solid in recent weeks.

“For me, he’s been the one who has played a big role in improving that defence.

“Joe Hart also has to take massive credit for that but Carter-Vickers has been playing every game for a reason.

“If it’s only going to cost £3million I would get that done in January, pay the money.

“Then he’s ours and we don’t need to worry about it.”

The Verdict: No brainer…

At a fee of around £3m, a permanent switch for Carter-Vickers should be a no brainer.

Celtic have had a number of injuries this season, however, Carter-Vickers has remained fit throughout and has had a number of partners.

Not only that, but the 23-year-old has also been the club’s best performing centre-back, with no other playing making more clearances or being dribbled past fewer times per 90. [WhoScored]

The Hoops forked out £4.5m for Carl Starfelt in the summer, so £3m for Carter-Vickers looks like it could be a bargain in January.

In other news: Ange may look to sign 3rd Irishman for Celtic who can play in 3 positions – reliable journalist. 

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