Ange Postecoglou has been incredibly busy this summer as Celtic strive to improve upon a dismal 2020/21 campaign.
The Hoops have signed no fewer than nine new first-team players but a further three could arrive before the window slams shut at 11pm.
Celtic are looking to conclude deals for Jota and Giorgos Giakoumakis but those aren’t the only deals Postecoglou and Dominic McKay are wrapping up.
The Daily Record revealed earlier this morning that the Bhoys wanted to sign a centre-back on loan and they may have discovered their man.
That’s according to Sky Sports News who revealed during their deadline day broadcast (14:25pm) that they were interested in a defender from Spurs.
Their reporter Paul Gilmour provided an update on Cameron Carter Vickers, saying: “Celtic loan interest in him” before revealing that “Tottenham would prefer him to leave permanently.”
With Carl Starfelt and Nir Bitton struggling in the early months of the campaign, signing another central defender on the final day of the window should leave Celtic supporters elated.
Starfelt scored a shambolic own goal against AZ Alkmaar last week while Bitton was sent off against Midtjylland in the Champions League.
His shambolic marking also led to Hearts’ winner on the opening day of the season when he was beaten to the ball by John Souttar.
Consequently, signing Carter-Vickers in the remaining hours of the window could be an almighty boost to their chances of regaining the Premiership title.
The American centre-back has just recovered from an injury and therefore, would be able to slot straight into the team following the international break.
Vitally for Postecoglou, the defender is calm with the ball at his feet, which would allow the manager to continue his preferred route of passing the ball out from the back.
During a loan spell with Bournemouth last term, Carter-Vickers completed 84% of his passes. Furthermore, he won a tally of 2.8 aerial duels per game, a number that was only beaten by Jullien, Bitton and Welsh from centre-backs still at Celtic.
Therefore, he could give them an extra dose of physicality at the heart of defence. His experience of the British game should also be crucial in helping him to adapt to life at Parkhead.
This would undoubtedly be a smart signing and one that pleases the fanbase.