Celtic open talks with Tottenham Hotspur to permanently sign Cameron Carter-Vickers
According to Daily Record, Celtic have started talks with Tottenham Hotspur on the subject of a permanent transfer for the Spurs loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers. He has been rock solid at the back for them since moving to Scotland on a season-long loan deal the previous summer.
The Scottish side have an option to buy the 24-year-old permanently for a fee of around £6 million, which would rise significantly with the included add-ons in the agreement. They are currently in negotiations over a quickfire deal to get the matter closed as soon as possible.
Although, a Spurs source has revealed that there could be room for improvements in the deal on various areas like the transfer sum, payment period and the add-ons associated with it. Both parties are trying to reach a common ground where it would favour both their interests.
Potential boost for Spurs?
Carter-Vickers has already won the Scottish League Cup with the Celts and has been crucial in their journey to winning it. He has helped his loan club to ten clean sheets, having played 23 matches for them this season. He has also scored two goals and assisted twice in the process showcasing his quality for them.
We could potentially earn more than the initial sum agreed between both parties concluding from what the source has revealed. Logically, that could mean that the Scottish team would ask for more time rather than what was stated in the original agreement. Or else it would not make sense as they could simply activate the buy option for the defender.
We could have used the US international’s services in our defence, looking at the three-centre-back formation that Antonio Conte has used. That is especially the case, considering how Joe Rodon has been cast aside as a result of not being preferred by the manager.
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However, it would not hurt us if we could get an improved fee as we can use it to back Conte in the upcoming transfer windows. It remains to be seen how the negotiations turn out and what the news terms of a potential agreement would be at the end.