Celtic defender earns brilliant international recall after 3-year absence

By Lewis Laird

May 20, 2022

On-loan Celtic defender Cameron Carter Vickers has been called up to the USA men’s international team for the first time since June 2019.

The 24-year old was a pivotal part of the Celtic back four, which held the best defensive record in the Scottish Premiership last season, conceding just 22 goals.

Joining on transfer deadline day of last summer, the Tottenham Hotspur loanee enjoyed a successful stint in Glasgow, lifting the league title and the Premier Sports cup.

His form at the heart of Postecoglou’s defence has now seen Carter Vickers rewarded with a recall to the American national team for the first time since he last featured against Jamaica around three years ago.

The USA take on Morocco and Uruguay in a double-header of friendly fixtures at the beginning of next month before facing Grenada and El Salvador in the CONCACAF Nations League openers.

The June fixtures provide Carter Vickers with a chance to impress the coaching staff within the US national team ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup later this year.

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Transfer talks will likely be on hold with CCV for the time being

After such an impressive season, it is no surprise that the Celtic supporters are desperate to see Carter-Vickers signed up on a permanent deal.

However, with his selection for the US, it may take a little while longer to get the deal over the line.

The central defender will be hoping to impress ahead of the tournament later this year. So, all of his focus at the moment will be going into that.

As we stated earlier in the week, for the transfers of both Jota and CCV some patience is needed before we are able to complete both of the deals this summer.

We wish the best of luck to Carter Vickers, on his first international outing in several years!

In other news, Greg Taylor admits he is enjoying ‘bizarre’ new role in Celtic squad.