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Newcastle plotting swoop to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers

An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in USA defender Cameron Carter-Vickers heading into the summer transfer window.

What’s the talk?

According to American outlet SBI, a source close to the player has revealed that PIF are eyeing up a deal to sign the centre-back from Tottenham, who is currently on loan at Celtic in Scotland, at the end of the campaign.

The report claims that the Magpies have joined the list of teams keen on acquiring his services, whilst Celtic have an option to sign him permanently for a package worth $12.3m (£10m) in total.

Get it done

PIF must ensure that they can get a deal over the line for the defender as Jan Vertonghen once dubbed him an “absolute beast” and that is exactly what he would be for Eddie Howe.

The Belgium international, who played with him at Spurs, previously heaped praise on the American, saying: “He’s still young but he’s an absolute beast. He’s a real defender. He’s strong one-on-one, in the air, he’s not afraid and he can play from the back.”

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Carter-Vickers’ statistics in Scotland this season suggest that he would be an imperious figure for the Toon as he has dominated the Premiership for Ange Postecoglou. Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has described him as “immense” and his form backs that up as he has averaged a phenomenal SofaScore rating of 7.34 in the league.

He has been outstanding defensively for the Hoops as he has won a whopping 68% of all of his duels throughout the campaign. This includes an impressive 72% of his aerial battles as he has proven that it is a tough ask to out strength him on the pitch.

Celtic have kept 16 clean sheets in his 31 appearances as he has averaged 4.2 clearances and 2.1 tackles and interceptions per game. These statistics suggest that the gem has the potential to make the step up to the Premier League with the Magpies next season, as he has been sensational in Scotland.

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At the age of 24, he also has plenty of development left to do. He can work with Howe to hone his skills over time and this means that can be an investment by PIF as well as a player who can come in and immediately become a ‘beast’ at the back with his dominant defensive work.

AND in other news, Howe plotting NUFC swoop for £9m-rated “goal machine”, he’s a huge upgrade on Wood…

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