Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers is keen to join Celtic this summer, according to The Daily Record.
The Lowdown: USA reports
Links with the defender, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, seem to have picked up pace in recent days. American reporter Larry Henry Jr posted an update on Wednesday claiming that the race for the 23-year-old’s services is down to the Hoops, Bournemouth and Newcastle United.
The Latest: Well-placed source shares update
According to The Daily Record, contact has now been made between Celtic and Spurs over a possible deal. They were also informed by a ‘well-placed’ source, who had this to say on the USA international, who was described as ‘outstanding’ in action for his country after a 2018 match:
“Cameron is looking for a new challenge and a few clubs are interested. Celtic and Bournemouth are the most serious right now. He’s looking to get something sorted as soon as he can with the season just around the corner.”
The Verdict: £5m is way too much
Tottenham’s asking price of £5m for a defender who is into the final 12 months of his contract is way too much.
He has only made four appearances for Spurs, none of which have come in the Premier League. Carter-Vickers has also never been valued higher than £2.25m by Transfermarkt – his current valuation stands at £1.8m.
Spurs wanted £10m back in May but have now lowered their demands to £5m, so if Celtic are in contact, hopefully they can drive that figure even lower.
In other news: Celtic target, who made a number of Parkhead demands, secures cheaper move elsewhere, find out more here.
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