Ange Postecoglou ‘would love’ £10m star to be at Parkhead next season
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou would love to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The on-loan Tottenham centre-back has played a key role in the Hoops’ impressive first campaign under Postecoglou, although he’s set to return to north London at the end of the current season
Carter-Vickers has spent time out on loan at six different EFL clubs in recent years, but he looks to have finally found a home in Glasgow.
Immediately after penning a one-year loan, the 24-year-old came into the starting line-up and he has kept his place ever since.
In fact, only four other players in Postecoglou’s squad have played more minutes than Carter-Vickers (3,830), with the defender making 42 appearances across all competitions.
Carter-Vickers has even chipped in with fourScottish Premiership goals, including a vital equaliser in the Old Firm win at Rangers recently, while he was also named in the Premiership team of the year.
As a result, Celtic have been hoping to extend his stay in Glasgow and were linked with a permanent move in January, although they’re yet to meet Tottenham’s £10m asking-price, which would break the club’s record transfer.
Regardless, O’Rourke believes that Postecoglou remains desperate to keep Carter-Vickers at Celtic Park ahead of next season.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Ange Postecoglou would love to keep him at the club on a permanent basis and Spurs would happily sell him, but for the right price.”
Carter-Vickers does have interest from the Premier League, but this is simply a deal that must happen when the window reopens for business.
Since making the switch north of the border, he’s been a hugely reliable figure for Postecoglou, with Celtic conceding less than 20 goals in the 29 top-flight matches that he’s started.
With Celtic on course to win the title, they’ll likely to be playing Champions League football next season, which should convince the USA international to return to Glasgow.
Providing Celtic and Tottenham can iron out the finer details and Carter-Vickers remains keen on a permanent move, there’s every reason to be optimistic that the centre-back will be a Hoops player in time for the 2022-2023 campaign.