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Celtic Have To Pay A Club-Record Fee For Defensive Ace: They Must Make It Happen

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Cameron Carter-Vickers is a man in demand after his Old Firm heroics and according to the Daily Record, Celtic must rival the likes of Burnley, Wolves and Leicester City before converting his loan deal into a permanent one. Tottenham Hotspur, his parent club, would relish the battle with a view of making a significant financial profit from the transfer.

Why Celtic Must Keep Hold Of Him Beyond This Season

If a report from is believed to be true, Spurs are likely to demand an amount worth up to £10m for the USMNT international. The 24-year-old centre-half grabbed a key first-team role following his summer loan and has made 39 appearances so far this season across competitions. He has fired in four times, including the winning goal on Sunday afternoon against the Glasgow Rangers. Apart from scoring, his resolute display and leadership traits saw Celtic defend the 2-1 lead at Ibrox.

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers in action against Bayer Leverkusen
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 25: Jeremie Frimpong of Bayer 04 Leverkusen is challenged by Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic FC at BayArena on November 25, 2021 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images). The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images ( and Imago Images ( The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images ( and Imago Images (

The Bhoys had a massive crisis back in the summer when Kristoffer Ajer left for Brentford. Christopher Jullien endured a severe knee injury that kept him sidelined for months, whereas Oostende triggered the option to buy back clause to rope in Jack Hendry on permanent terms. They were left with young academy prodigy Stephen Welsh as the only available central defensive option with senior experience and the gaffer Ange Postecoglou was forced to deploy Nir Bitton as a makeshift centre-back during his initial days at Parkhead.

Why He Is Surplus To Requirements At Tottenham

Carter-Vickers completed a deadline day transfer north of the border after spending the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Bournemouth in the second tier of the English pyramid. He made an appearance for the Lilywhites in the UEFA Europa Conference League earlier this season, however, the arrival of Cristian Romero further jeopardized his Tottenham future. The club already had Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon in their ranks, and the American had to find an escape route for regular football.

Despite joining the North London side at the age of eleven, Carter-Vickers is still waiting for his Premier League debut. He played in a few Cup games back in 2016-17 but was loaned out from next season onwards to gain experience in the Championship. Spells with Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, Luton Town and Bournemouth helped him develop his defensive attributes and Celtic must now splash a club-record fee to secure his services in the upcoming window.

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