Celtic were incredibly busy during the previous summer and winter transfer windows in terms of bringing new players to the Parkhead club.
With the next summer transfer window set to open for business in a few months, it seems as though a clue has been dropped about the possibility of the Hoops keeping hold of one of their current loan recruits.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones had this to say about Celtic’s chances of securing a permanent transfer deal for on-loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers in the summer.
He said: “I think that they are hopeful they can get him permanently. That was part of the feeling when they got him in; let’s just convince him that this is the place to be, and I think that it has gone a long way.”
Since arriving at Celtic Park on loan from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, the centre-back has been a vital figure for the team by racking up a total of 38 appearances across all competitions, chipping in with three goals and one assist along the way in the SPFL.
Having racked up an overall rating of 7.32 for his league performances in this campaign, making him the fourth-highest rated player currently in Ange Postecoglou’s squad according to WhoScored, it’s safe to say that the Celtic boss and the fans would be over the moon if the club were able to work out a deal with the north London club that would see the 24-year-old stay where he is for the foreseeable future given how well he’s done there so far.
Labelled as a player who is “desperate to win” according to fellow Hoops defender Greg Taylor, Carter-Vickers has certainly shown that he is capable of playing with Postecoglou’s side at a high level, which should make it a priority for the club to try and sign him permanently in the summer.
Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to suggest that this would be a dream deal for the 56-year-old Hoops boss if Michael Nicholson can convince Tottenham to finally release the American on a permanent basis.
Given how young the centre-back is, he could well go on to be a long-term figure for the current league leaders, meaning that it could be worth the club splashing out a substantial amount of cash if that’s what it would take to land him in the summer.