Celtic loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers is ‘open’ to making his Parkhead stay permanent from Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Lowdown: Impressive start…
The American was the Hoops’ final signing of the summer window when he joined in the concluding hours of deadline day. The centre-back, labelled as ‘quick’ by his former Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate, arrived from Spurs on a season-long loan which includes an option to buy.
He has been a regular under Ange Postecoglou since moving to Scotland, making 16 appearances in all competitions. Carter-Vickers has partnered the likes of Carl Starfelt, Stephen Welsh and Nir Bitton at the back and has outperformed them all, as per WhoScored, with an average Premiership match rating of 7.42/10.
The Latest: Carter-Vickers speaks out
The Scottish Sun shared a story late on Wednesday evening, with comments from Carter-Vickers over the possibility of signing for Celtic on a permanent basis. He said:
“It is something I am open to, but I haven’t given it much thought at this stage, to be fair.
“I still have plenty of games left in this season and that is my focus.
“I have really enjoyed it. The staff and the players have been really good with me and that’s helped me.”
The Verdict: No-brainer…
It remains to be seen what the option-to-buy fee is, but if it is around the £5m mark that Spurs were seeking over the summer, then it appears to be a no-brainer.
He has been Celtic’s only real ever-present figure at centre-back and has shone statistically, recording more clearances than any other Hoops player. [WhoScored]
Celtic don’t need to rush into a decision as they have the option at the end of the season, but if the £20,000-a-week defender continues to excel, perhaps the Hoops should look to wrap up a permanent deal as soon as January.
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