Celtic hold the option to make Cameron Carter-Vickers’ loan deal a permanent switch to Parkhead.
That’s according to a claim made by Anthony Joseph, with the Sky Sports journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that Celtic hold a £6m option-to-buy clause in the Tottenham Hotspur defender’s loan deal.
A previous report by the Daily Record had claimed that, should Ange Postecoglou wish to make the centre-back’s temporary stay at Parkhead a permanent switch, the 56-year-old manager would have to shell out a figure of £10m.
However, in response to a Celtic fan asking for an update on the situation, Joseph issued the following seven-word claim: “The option-to-buy fee is £6m.”
Considering just how impressive Carter-Vickers has been for Celtic since his move to the club this summer, the news that the Bhoys have an option to sign the defender, as well as the fee being considerably lower than the £10m previously reported, will undoubtedly have delighted Hoops fans.
Indeed, over his 11 Premiership appearances so far this season, the £1.8m-rated man has helped his side keep five clean sheets, scored two goals and registered one assist, as well as making an average of 1.3 interceptions, 0.7 tackles, 83.4 passes – the second-highest number of any player in the top flight – and winning 71% of his duels per game.
As such, Celtic’s apparent negotiation of an option to buy clause in the 23-year-old’s loan contract could well prove to be something of a masterstroke by Postecoglou and his transfer team, as the Tottenham academy graduate would undoubtedly make a fantastic permanent addition to the 56-year-old’s options in the heart of his Celtic defence.
Furthermore, for a fee of just £6m, the USA international would also appear to be something of a bargain for the Hoops, who, should Carter-Vickers maintain his current level of form over the remainder of the campaign, will certainly consider activating the clause for the defender come next summer.