Sky Sports editor Lyall Thomas has been discussing the future of Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is currently on loan at Celtic.
The American centre-back has been playing his football at Parkhead having joined on a season-long loan in the summer and has played a big part in Ange Postecoglou’s side to date.
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However, with the Bhoys having proved busy in the January transfer window already, the Sky Sports man claimed he does not expect anything to be agreed imminently between Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur over the 24-year-old.
The American has spent the majority of his career out on loan to teams across the English Football League, and with the Hoops tipped as a potential permanent landing spot, Thomas had the following to say when speaking on the Last Word on Spurs YouTube channel:
“You talked about Carter-Vickers – Celtic are talking to Tottenham about a permanent move for him. I think Tottenham want about £6m for him, I’ve been told. And they’re talking about it.
“But I think there’s not necessarily really a rush to do that right away. Obviously, he’s already there on loan, he’s already playing well for them. I think he’s quite happy there, it’s worked out well for him. I think he’s playing quite well up there.
“So I think Celtic will probably want to address the other areas of the squad that they want to sort out. I think they’ve got more [priority] things to do. I think they’ve got some fringe players that they want to move out, so I think it’ll be something towards the end of the window that will probably get done, Carter-Vickers up there.”
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Although this may not be the news Celtic fans will have hoped to hear, we do not think there should be much concern among the Parkhead faithful on the matter.
Having made just five appearances for Spurs over his career, it is apparent the American does not have a future with the north London side, and this summer will leave just one year remaining on his deal.
Carter-Vickers has spoken openly of his experience in Glasgow and it seems the centre-back is enjoying his time playing in the Scottish Premiership, while it seems Postecoglou is also keen on keeping the American permanently.
With the summer Tottenham’s last real opportunity to get a decent figure for the defender, it seems Spurs will be open to selling, so it should just be a matter of the two clubs working to find an agreement on a valuation.