Celtic have drawn up a potential backup list of transfers in case they miss out on their top target Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the summer transfer window, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Celtic have just celebrated their return to the top of Scottish football as they claimed their 52nd Scottish Premier League title after thrashing Motherwell 6-0 at Celtic Park, thanks to goals from Kyogo Furuhashi, David Turnbull, Jota, and Giorgos Giakoumakis.
However, despite the incredible attacking prowess of these players, which has seen a return of 92 goals, their defence has been stellar having only conceded 22 goals across the entire season with Spurs’ Cameron Carter-Vickers at the heart of it.
The Hoops are looking to sign the American on a permanent basis in the summer but O’Rourke believes they are looking at possible backup options in case they do not get the deal over the line.
O’Rourke mentioned this to GiveMeSport, stating, “I’m sure Celtic have got a list of potential replacements if they’re not able to make this Carter-Vickers deal a permanent arrangement from Tottenham.
“But that’s the priority right now. They want to make this deal permanent.”
TIF Thoughts on CCV…
Carter-Vickers has been a revelation at Celtic as they rebuilt into an impressive title-winning side under new manager Ange Postecoglou alongside Swedish international Carl Starfelt. While the 24-year-old has become surplus to requirements under Antonio Conte at Spurs he has found a new home in Glasgow where he can flourish while playing high-level football like the Champions League.
His impressive season averaging 1.2 interceptions, 0.8 tackles, 4.3 clearances, four long balls per game and an incredible 89.6% on 88.7 passes per game (WhoScored) has made the American very in demand from a number of Premier League sides.
While they will face competition to sign him, they should do all they can in order to retain the services of the Spurs man. He has become an integral part of the team in his first season and continuing this development should be essential to Postecoglu’s plans.
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