That’s according to 90min.com who claim Wolves are among several clubs who want to sign Carter-Vickers after an impressive season in Scotland with him set to secure a League Cup and Premiership double.
The report also states that Celtic are keen to make his move to Parkhead permanent but the attraction of Premier League football might be too much for him to turn down. He also doesn’t seem to be short of suitors, so would no doubt command a high fee and wages. Any deal could cost Wolves a bargain £10m.
If he did decide he wanted to make the move to the West Midlands then one of the players he would be competing with for a spot in the starting eleven would be Willy Boly.
Boly moved to Molineux for £10m in 2018 from FC Porto after a successful loan spell at Wolves the season before. He hasn’t appeared for the club much this season having suffered several injuries, so with Carter-Vickers proving more reliable this season perhaps it wouldn’t be too hard to displace Boly in the pecking order.
Former Celtic player Chris Sutton has also described him as “immense” in some of his performances this season and Jan Vertonghen once dubbed the centre-back as an “absolute beast.” He has been exactly that in Scotland this term but he is also graceful on the ball.
Indeed, he’s better in possession with a stand out 90% passing accuracy overall compared to Boly’s 82%. If the 22-year old can replicate those numbers in the Premier League then he would be an asset for Wolves.
Age is also a key factor with Boly much older than Carter-Vickers meaning that with the USA international they can plan for the future knowing that he will still be around.
Ultimately if Bruno Lage wants to improve defensively then signing Carter-Vickers would be a good move, even if he doesn’t start he would be a great option off the bench or to come in for an injured player.