As happens with a lot of other clubs, some players only have temporary spells, whereas others end up signing on permanent deals.
Moving into the summer transfer window, it seems as though a clue has emerged regarding the future of one such player who ended up playing a key part in Celtic’s season after arriving on loan last summer.
The Sky Sports journalist said: “I think that will happen, because he’s a player who’s been on loan to every other club, he’s never found his home. He’s had about 20 EFL loans, but he’s ended up winning the title with Celtic, so I think he’s found his home there.”
A product of Tottenham’s youth system, the centre-back has only made five senior appearances for the north London club.
As Bridge mentioned, the defender has had previous loan spells at clubs such as Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, Luton Town and Bournemouth before finding himself at Celtic.
Taking into account how the 24-year-old made more appearances for the Hoops this season than for any other club he has represented throughout his career, it’s easy to see why Bridge thinks Carter-Vickers may see Celtic as his “home” now.
The fact that he played a big part in the Bhoys’ Premiership title victory would also presumably give him a stronger connection to the club and possibly make him want to stay on a permanent basis.
With 33 league appearances to his name in the league, only Joe Hart and Carl Starfelt racked up more top-flight minutes than the American, highlighting just how important he was for Postecoglou in 2021/22.
Having ended the campaign as the fourth-highest rated player currently in Celtic’s squad based on his league performances according to WhoScored, it’s safe to say that many Hoops fans would be thrilled if their club finally bring Carter-Vickers’ time as a Tottenham player to an end and keep him at Parkhead for the foreseeable future.