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Celtic handed Carter-Vickers transfer boost

Celtic could hold a crucial advantage this summer over defender Cameron Carter-Vickers…

What’s the story?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Pete O’Rourke claimed: “I think Nicholson will be thinking, ‘come here for regular first team football, you know the club and there is a chance to play in the Champions League next season, which would be attractive to all players’.

“I think if he went to Celtic, maybe Celtic will be thinking we can keep him here for a couple of years at least and if he continues to shine and grow then, after that, maybe a move back down to the Premier League might be in the offing for Carter-Vickers.

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“He is still quite young and been out on loan a few times from Spurs, so finding a permanent home where he’s happy, when seemingly it has worked out for him at Celtic so far this season, might be his best thing to do.”

Postecoglou will be buzzing

Given the fact he’s only on loan, it’s only natural that Celtic may be worried about the prospect of seeing the USA international fail to return to Parkhead next season.

Speaking back in January, Postecoglou himself said: “I’m prepared to be patient with all of them. There is no rush with these things. It’s got to be good for the player and good for the club.

“If everybody is happy then those types of things take care of themselves. There is no need to be anxious about it. Jota’s situation is the same with Cameron Carter Vickers.”

However, last month, the Celtic boss admitted that Carter-Vickers could be tempted by the prospect of earning more with a move to the Premier League, saying: “I’m sure Champions League football will help us keep them. But I’m also sure that it will be an attraction for others to come to our football club. This is a two-way thing. The player has to want to be here and we have to want them here.

“I love having them as part of his football club. But if they can get more money down south, that’s fine. I’d never deny them that. We could get offers for some of our other players, depending on how we finish the season. That will be the choices they make. If that’s what they desire for their next move, I’ll have no issue with them.”

But O’Rourke’s claim that Carter-Vickers’ time at Celtic, and the fact he knows he’s in a place where he’s getting regular first-team football, and has Champions League action on the horizon too, may just sway things in the Hoops’ favour.

Postecoglou will be buzzing if the Bhoys can strike a deal.

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