Celtic pundit Frank McAvennie has been reacting to a transfer update involving on-loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, as per Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Transfer update
The American has become a regular in Glasgow after joining on a season-long loan, making 35 appearances in green and white.
Celtic have the option to make his move permanent in the summer for an initial £6m, although Tottenham insider John Wenham believes that asking price has rocketed, with a number of Premier League clubs now keen on the 24-year-old’s services.
Leicester City and Wolves are the latest to show an interest in Carter-Vickers, and McAvennie has been reacting to Wenham’s reveal.
The Latest: McAvennie’s comments
Talking to Football Insider, McAvennie said that it would be a ‘massive mistake’ if the Hoops now need to pay more for Carter-Vickers than their agreed option-to-buy fee, hitting out at Celtic chiefs in the process as he raged:
“I would have thought a price would be agreed during the loan talks.
“If it hasn’t then someone at Celtic hasn’t done their job. You can’t have someone coming up, impressing, then the price goes up.
“You can’t have that so if a price hasn’t been agreed it is a massive mistake.
“He’s been brilliant and I would like him to stay around so hopefully something can be arranged.
“We haven’t had too much news about that up here so I can only hope it’s not true.”
The Verdict: The waiting game…
Ultimately, Carter-Vickers will be the one to have the final say when it comes to his next move, regardless of any figures involved.
Hopefully he will be open to staying at Celtic Park, as he has already made more appearances for the Hoops than any other club. He has starred under Ange Postecoglou, becoming the club’s best performing centre-back and winning three man of the match awards. [WhoScored]
On that basis, you’d like to think that he’s found a new permanent home in Scotland in what is his seventh loan spell away from north London, but only time will tell whether or not he lays down roots in Glasgow.
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