Tottenham are confident that they will receive £5m for defender and reported Celtic target Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Carter-Vickers keen on Celtic move
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Parkhead this summer, and contact has reportedly been made between Celtic and Spurs over a potential deal, with the defender keen on a move to Glasgow ahead of the new season.
The Latest: Source shares update
According to Football Insider, who were informed by a Spurs source, Tottenham triggered a 12-month extension in Carter-Vickers’ deal to protect his market value.
They have now doubled their asking price for the defender from £2.5m to £5m, with that figure not thought to be an issue over any summer transfer. Newcastle and Celtic are credited with an interest in Football Insider’s report over the weekend.
The Verdict: Look elsewhere
Carter-Vickers has no Premier League experience and has never been valued higher than £2.25m by Transfermarkt. He has 12 months remaining on his Spurs deal, so Tottenham could be getting the better of any £5m deal.
They seem to be confident they’ll receive their asking price figure, but the Hoops could be better off allowing Newcastle to win the race for Carter-Vickers.
Celtic may well be better off spending that sort of money on another reported target such as Carl Starfelt, a Sweden international who has made more than 100 appearances in two separate top divisions.
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