Tottenham Hotspur Academy graduate Cameron Carter-Vickers looks to be on the move somewhere this summer. The question to answer is who is going to pick up his services?
CCV has drawn interest from a number of English clubs, including Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth. Today, Daniel Orme from football.london is reporting that Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are in talks with Spurs to acquire the American defender.
According to the Daily Record, the Hoops are in discussions with Fabio Paratici over both players, with it seeming unlikely that the duo have a future under new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
It has already been reported that the Scottish giants are eyeing a swoop for the former England No.1, with Hart having fallen even further down the pecking order in north London following the arrival of Pierluigi Gollini.
football.london understands that he has been told that he is now surplus to requirements in north London.
The original source is the Daily Record and while they’re not the most reliable source out there, Fraser Wilson and Michael Gannon both have sources with Celtic and Tottenham, so this is certainly plausible. As mentioned in the article, Celtic are looking to pick up goalkeeper Joe Hart as Spurs continue to trim down their squad.
CCV has been with Tottenham since he was 11 years old. Somehow, he’s just 23 and has many years down the road. Once considered the future in the back line for Spurs, he seemed to peak early and never found a way into the senior squad. He’s had six different loans during his career, spending time at Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, Luton Town and AFC Bournemouth. The last couple of loans he has impressed enough to garner interest, meaning Spurs should get at least a couple million for him.
It’s a shame it hasn’t worked out for Carter-Vickers. By all accounts, we’ve never heard a bad thing about him and he seems to be a professional through and through. He just needs to go somewhere that he can play first team football and it’s honestly a surprise he hasn’t been sold before this summer. Celtic would be a solid landing point for him as he would get top flight football as well as European competition. He wants to get back into the international scene with the United States and he can’t do that if he isn’t playing.