Glasgow Celtic are extremely interested in a deal to bring Cameron Carter-Vickers to Parkhead this summer.
That’s according to a report by the Daily Record, who claim that Ange Postecoglou has made contact with Tottenham Hotspur regarding a move for the 23-year-old in the summer transfer window.
The report goes on to state that Spurs would be looking for a fee of around £5m in order to part with the centre-back this summer, with the USA international himself believed to be keen on a move to Celtic.
The Daily Record also relayed the comments of a source close to the player, who stated: “Cameron is looking for a new challenge and a few clubs are interested. Celtic and Bournemouth are the most serious right now. He’s looking to get something sorted as soon as he can with the season just around the corner.”
The latest developments in Celtic’s pursuit of Carter-Vickers, namely the player’s apparent desire regarding a move to Parkhead this summer, are sure to have left Dominic McKay, along with the rest of the club’s hierarchy, buzzing.
Indeed, if both the player and the selling club in question are open to discussing a deal, a move for a player – quite clearly – becomes a much easier process for the buyers.
Furthermore, the news that a deal appears there to be done for the Tottenham centre-back in the summer transfer window is also likely to delight Postecoglou, as Carter-Vickers would seem to be an extremely good addition to the Greek’s options in the centre of defence next season.
Indeed, over his 21 Championship appearances while on loan at AFC Bournemouth last term, the £1.8m-rated defender helped his side keep five clean sheets, as well as making an average of 1.1 interceptions, one tackle, 3.4 clearances and winning 4.5 duels per game.
These returns saw 23-year-old earn an impressive average SofaScore match rating of 6.94, ranking him as the Cherries’ joint seventh-best performer in the second tier of English football, playing a key role in his side reaching the play-off semi-final.
As such, should Carter-Vickers go on to secure a move to Parkhead this summer, and subsequently replicate his form from last season in the green and white of the Hoops, it would certainly not appear to do any damage whatsoever to the club’s hopes of reclaiming their Scottish Premiership crown next time out.