Cameron Carter-Vickers is wrapping up a breakout season on mortgage with Scottish giants Celtic, and whereas Celtic has the choice to buy Carter-Vickers’ contract from Tottenham, there’s a rising record of groups able to pounce if Celtic doesn’t full a switch for the American defender.
Newcastle United has joined the record of groups all for buying Carter-Vickers this summer season, a supply near the participant confirmed to SBI. The Magpies have been beforehand within the Tottenham defender final summer season, however have been unable to strike a take care of Spurs earlier than Carter-Vickers finally moved to Celtic on mortgage.
Celtic holds a purchase order choice for Carter-Vickers as a part of the mortgage settlement with Tottenham, an choice that sources inform SBI would value Celtic an preliminary $7.4 million, with add-ons that might take the deal to an total price ticket of $12.3 million.
Carter-Vickers loved a standout season at Celtic Park, incomes Staff of the Season honors within the Scottish Premier League, and whereas his spectacular kind ought to have him within the membership’s plans, the worth tag required to purchase him from Tottenham may show to be too costly. The potential eight-figure price (if sufficient add-ons have been triggered) would make Carter-Vickers the most costly defender signing in Celtic historical past.
If Celtic chooses to not full the acquisition, Tottenham would have a protracted record of suitors able to pounce, together with Newcastle, with Southampton and newly-promoted Fulham additionally linked to the England-born American defender.
Carter-Vickers, 24, has ties to Newcastle United’s teaching employees, having beforehand performed for Newcastle assistant coach Jason Tindall. At the moment an assistant beneath Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe, Tindall managed Carter-Vickers throughout his mortgage spell at then-Championship aspect AFC Bournemouth through the 2020-21 season.
Carter-Vickers is at present in his ultimate two matches on mortgage at Celtic, the place he has been a mainstay in Ange Postecoglou’s squad. The USMNT defender has totaled 42 mixed appearances for Celtic throughout all competitions and scored a career-high 4 objectives, serving to the Hoops win Scottish League Cup whereas closing in on a 52nd league title.
The English-born defender has earned eight caps for the USMNT so far and will drive his manner into the image this June following a stellar mortgage spell in Glasgow.
Celtic faces off with Dundee United at Tannadice Park on Wednesday earlier than closing its aggressive schedule on Saturday vs. Motherwell.