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Newcastle United: Journalist reveals Graeme Jones Carter-Vickers claim

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Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold has claimed that Newcastle United coach Graeme Jones tried to persuade the club to bring Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers to Tyneside on on the final day of the transfer window.

The American centre-back eventually departed in the final hours of the window on a season-long deal to Scottish Premiership side Celtic.

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However, speaking on the latest episode of the Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast, Gold revealed Newcastle’s Jones is an admirer of the 23-year-old defender and wanted to bring him to St. James’ from the Lilywhites.

The Toon had been linked with a potential move for the centre-back earlier in the window, but ultimately, Steve Bruce’s side ended the window having only added Joe Willock and Santiago Munoz to their side.

Discussing the link between Jones and the centre-back, Gold had the following to say on the 51-year-old’s wish to bring Carter-Vickers to St. James’ Park.

“I know Newcastle were interested. They had a real think about bringing him in this window as well because I think it’s Graeme Jones who is at Newcastle, was also at Bournemouth and also [at Luton].

“I think he had him at both clubs and he was telling Newcastle, look, I think he could do a job but it didn’t happen in the end.”

TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s window…

We think there will be a lot of disappointment among the Toon Army that the club was only really able to bring in one player who will have an effect on their first team in Willock.

Carter-Vickers has had a turbulent spell at Tottenham which has seen him make just five appearances for the first team across his time with the Lilwyhites (via Transfermarkt).

The centre-back is yet to play in the Premier League, so we are not sure how much he could have benefitted Bruce’s starting XI, but we think fans would certainly have been encouraged by Jones’ recommendation.

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