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Tottenham complete the sale of Cameron-Carter Vickers to Celtic 

According to their official Twitter account, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the permanent sale of United States centre-half Cameron-Carter Vickers to Celtic, following a successful loan spell in Glasgow. 

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Hoops for an undisclosed fee. He spent last season on loan at Celtic, where he thoroughly impressed in the 46 appearances that he made for the club. During his spell, Celtic went on to win the Scottish League and Cup double.

Born in Southend, Carter-Vickers came through the youth ranks at Spurs but could never break into the first team. Prior to Celtic, the defender had a series of loan spells at Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, Luton Town and Bournemouth.

Carter-Vickers was limited to only five appearances for the senior side, all in cup competitions. His last Spurs appearance came during a 1-0 second-leg defeat to Portuguese club Pacos Ferreira in the Europa Conference League play-off before the American joined Celtic on loan in September. 

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou described the signing as a “major acquisition” for Celtic, given how impressive Carter-Vickers has been for the club. Speaking to the official Celtic website, he said,

“Cameron has given everything of himself to the club so far, demonstrating his real value to the team and to the way we play

“He was vital to our success during the season, such a hard working player of real quality and he was an absolute model of consistency.”

The right move for the American?

The departure comes as no surprise since Tottenham are gearing up for a big summer of transfer activity. That doesn’t just involve buying players but selling those who are not part of future plans too. 

Tottenham complete the sale of Cameron-Carter Vickers to Celtic.
Cameron Carter-Vickers impressed during his time at Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Carter-Vickers had seven loan spells away from the club since 2016 – the year he made his first appearance for the senior team under Mauricio Pochettino. 

Such a record suggests that Tottenham clearly don’t have definitive plans for the defender and getting him off the books was the best solution for both parties. 

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Carter-Vickers has shown what he is capable of at Celtic, so it’s only fair that he continues to excel and gather more game time instead of going on a loan spell to a different team every year.

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