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Celtic: Postecoglou has played masterclass with Carter-Vickers

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has enjoyed a terrific time in charge of the Hoops so far after winning the Premiership title in his first season at the helm.

The Australian head coach currently has the Parkhead outfit sitting at the top of the Scottish top-flight and will be hoping to lift the trophy for the second successive year at the end of this campaign.

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First up in this Celtic transfer quiz, which club did Celtic sign Christopher Jullien from?

He has made the Bhoys an enjoyable team to watch on the pitch and his signings since joining Celtic have played a huge role in him building an exciting side.

The likes of Jota, Reo Hatate and Kyogo Furuhashi have played their part in getting supporters off their seats in the final third but great teams are built on solid foundations and one of Postecoglou’s best pieces of business has been the signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers.

He was one of the manager’s first acquisitions at Celtic as he joined on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on the 31st August 2021. At the time of the move, Transfermarkt valued the defender at just £1.8m after he had played 21 games on loan at Bournemouth in the Championship during the 2020/21 campaign.

Spurs did not deem him good enough for their squad and Postecoglou took advantage of that by bringing him to Celtic Park. This turned out to be a phenomenal decision as Carter-Vickers enjoyed a fantastic debut term with the Hoops, averaging a SofaScore rating of 7.33 across 33 Premiership outings – winning 68% of his individual duels.

Celtic then moved to sign him on a permanent deal and snapped him up on a four-year contract from Tottenham for a reported fee of £6m.

Postecoglou hailed the deal at the time, saying: “I am absolutely delighted that the club has completed the signing of Cameron on a permanent basis.

“This is a major acquisition for Celtic, really positive news for us and everyone at the club has worked so hard to make this happen.

“Cameron has given everything of himself to the club so far, demonstrating his real value to the team and to the way we play. He was vital to our success during the season, such a hard-working player of real quality and he was an absolute model of consistency.”

Is Carter-Vickers worth more than £6m?

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Yes

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His incredible form in 2021/22 led to Transfermarkt updating his value to £6.3m, which is a staggering increase of 250% within the space of one season.

This shows that Postecoglou and Celtic played a masterclass by bringing the American, who has been dubbed “immense” by Chris Sutton, in on loan from Tottenham last year.

They acquired a promising young player before he fully burst onto the scene and have given him the platform to shine domestically and in Europe, which has led to his value skyrocketing.

The defensive stalwart still has plenty more left to give to the club at the age of 24, and his market valuation could continue to soar if he is able to remain consistent on the pitch for Celtic.

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