Spurs insider John Wenham has delivered a potential boost to Daniel Levy over Cameron Carter-Vickers…
He said: “He seems to have settled in really well at Celtic. I saw he scored a goal against Motherwell the other day. It just comes down to them paying the money.
“I said in the summer that Tottenham would have accepted £2.5million for him. That has probably changed now. He signed a one-year extension before he went out on loan.
“The cards are all in Tottenham’s hands. I saw Celtic were interested in a £6million deal. I expect it will be even more than that now. His form has been so impressive.”
While Spurs fans will no doubt been keen to see who the club look to bring in during the summer transfer window, some of that spending will have to be offset by player departures.
It’s exactly why Wenham’s claim that Carter-Vickers’ performances on loan at Celtic is a massive boost to those hopes, with the north Londoners likely to receive a much bigger fee for the out-of-favour defender now that he’s impressing at his new home.
And it’s not just his displays with the Hoops that have seen him step up his game, with his time at Bournemouth seeing former Spurs man Jonathan Woodgate wax lyrical about him.
The former Cherries boss told The Bournemouth Daily Echo: “I’ve been really impressed. Okay, he’s not the tallest but he’s a very, very good defender. His leap is good, he’s quick, he’s decent enough on the ball for me. What he does need to improve on is in the opposition box, scoring more goals, but I like him as a player, I like his personality.
“It didn’t affect him. He leads well, Cam. Alright, he’s not the loudest, but he leads well by how he defends and when Meps came on, he was equally as good up against a top striker in (Ivan) Toney. But Cam, since I’ve been here, he does what it says on the tin. He’s mister consistent. I know exactly what I’m going to get from him week in, week out. He loves defending. He loves keeping clean sheets, he’s like that.”
Getting some more money in for Carter-Vickers should have Levy buzzing, and it could be that gets reinvested completely into new signings too.