An update has emerged on Celtic target Cameron Carter-Vickers, regarding Bournemouth’s interest in his services.
According to The Daily Record, Bournemouth are set to land Celtic transfer target Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham this month.
The report claims that the Cherries are poised to beat the Hoops to his signature, in a £5m deal from the Premier League club.
Celtic fans will be frustrated by this update as the club appear to be on the verge of missing out on a move for the talented young centre-back.
Carter-Vickers is a promising defender on paper as he has bounds of experience under his belt whilst also having time on his side to improve. In terms of his senior appearances, he has already racked up over 100 appearances in the Championship during various loan spells away from North London – playing for the likes of Luton, Bournemouth, Swansea and Stoke.
He has averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.76 across the 115 games he has played in league football, showing that he has maintained a solid level of consistency throughout his career to date. This shows that he is able to perform week-in-week-out at Championship level, which could give him a reasonable chance of being able to succeed in the Scottish Premiership.
Connor Goldson, for example, averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.76 in his last Championship season for Brighton before eventually moving on to Rangers. He played 33 league games last term as the Gers conceded 10 goals in the Premiership. This suggests that Carter-Vickers could have the potential to be as solid of a defender as the ex-Seagulls man, given their similar form in England.
Former Luton boss Graeme Jones called the USA international “incredible” after signing him on loan at Kenilworth Road.
Jones told Luton’s official website: “Graham Potter is one of my best friends and I spoke to him about Cameron, having had him on loan at Swansea last season. He said the character he’s got is incredible, so I’m looking forward to working with him.”
At the age of 23, the beast also has plenty of time left to develop and grow further as a player. This means that he could have been a signing Ange Postecoglou would be able to coach and help progress over the course of multiple seasons.
Therefore, supporters will be gutted that Celtic are seemingly set to fail in their pursuit of the enforcer. They will be gutted that a player of his quality and potential will not be arriving at Celtic Park and will, instead, be off to play second division football in England with Bournemouth.