Despite being 23-years-old, Tottenham Hotspur loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers has had several loan stints hoping to find a long-term home as it seems there’s no place for him at the north London club.
Carter-Vickers recently stated that he’s enjoying his time with the Scottish giants, but the club has yet to indicate whether they’ll exercise the option to buy clause, which is a fee of around £6-million.
BBC Radio pundit Noel Whelan spoke to Football Insider about the matter and whether he sees Celtic deciding to keep Carter-Vickers long-term, as the defender is open to remaining past June when the loan expires.
“Well, after Thursday night [against Bayer Leverkusen], probably not [making the move permanent]. But you can’t just take it on the one game. You’ve got to give him the opportunity to give the full season to Celtic,” Whelan said.
“Let’s see what happens. They’ve got a cup final to come up; they’re not far off the top with Rangers in the league. That’s going to be a good battle. Maybe being out of Europe frees them up a little bit to concentrate on that. I know it’s an old cliche, but Rangers will still be in Europe; that does take its toll.”
Tottenham is heading in a different direction when it comes to central defenders. They already brought in Cristian Romero, and there’s reported interest in players like Stefan de Vrij.
As a result, Carter-Vickers won’t see minutes as a starter consistently, which is why he needs to use this opportunity with Celtic and secure a permanent transfer.
The two chaps who do the video equivalent of HH for Celtic are currently very pleased with him; he’s proving to be quite an asset at Celtic’s level. But good old Danny Boy wants to put up the selling price now ( the twerp can’t help himself, can he?). Both clubs set to lose out: Celtic will lose an asset and we shall have – returned to our payroll – again a player we shall likely not be using very often. The fantasy world of Daniel Levy; there is no limit to this man’s stupidity when it comes to football matters! Is there a worse footballing CEO anywhere than this clown?
Just a small point, Celtic aren’t out of Europe, they drop into the conference league, might even get Spurs in the next round if they make it through too, so will have the same number of games as Rangers
Celtic are still in Europe and Carter-Vickers has consistently been excellent in the heart of the defence.