Celtic have enjoyed a positive transfer deadline day so far with the Hoops concluding a deal for Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis.
However, they are struggling to sign a much-needed central defender.
Celtic came into transfer deadline day this morning hoping to conclude three new signings.
They have completed one of them in Giakoumakis but they are still planning to wrap up a deal for Benfica winger Jota.
Sadly, it’s quickly become apparent that a deal will be incredibly difficult to do.
That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph who posted the following update on Twitter:
“Celtic made an enquiry with Spurs today about a potential loan deal for defender Cameron Carter-Vickers. It’s understood that any deal would be difficult to do at this stage and is looking very unlikely. Spurs are also believed to prefer a permanent transfer.”
Despite possibly two offensive additions on the final day of the window, it is clearly a defender that Celtic need to recruit the most.
They have already signed two senior figures in Carl Starfelt and Josip Juranovic but you get the sense from supporters that they need more.
Those pleas are understandable too, especially when you consider their defensive record last term and their showings in the early week of the ongoing season.
Celtic haven’t quite been as disastrous as that this term, but there have been some abject mistakes. Nir Bitton was sent off against Midtjylland in the Champions League and then Starfelt scored a terrible own goal in the away tie against AZ Alkmaar.
In the same game, Joe Hart was also distinctly average. He failed to clear a ball over the top which allowed their Dutch opposition to equalise.
With that in mind, the Hoops desperately needed to sign at least one more defender before the deadline. The fact they won’t sign Carter-Vickers, therefore, will come as a big disappointment for supporters.