How much Carter-Vickers and Jota will likely cost Celtic combined this summer
It may only be a couple of months so far, but the performances of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jota have certainly impressed the Celtic supporters.
Whilst there have been calls for the Hoops to sign the likes of the Portuguese winger permanently, it’s clear a waiting game is on.
Jota is on loan from Benfica until the end of the season. Carter-Vickers is here on the same agreement from Spurs. Both deals see Celtic have the option-to-buy – something that the fans certainly aren’t forgetting about with every impressive display.
Sky Sports reported after Celtic signed Jota that the option to buy is upwards of £6m. Portuguese outlet Record believe the accurate total to be €7.5 [£6.4m].
As for Carter-Vickers, his option-to-buy figure has yet to be reported. However, it’s interesting to note how much Spurs were looking for to let him go permanently before Celtic came in with their loan move.
According to the Daily Record back in early August, the London club wanted £5m for someone to take the player off their hands. Therefore, it’s highly likely a similar fee will be attached to his Celtic agreement.
Jota and Carter-Vickers could cost Celtic just under £11.5m
Adding the two figures up and it would appear that bringing both to the club permanently could cost the Hoops around £11.5m. Perhaps just under if the reported figures are anything to go by.
That’s a hefty outlay for 2 players. But there are multiple reasons why both are well on their way to being snapped up permanently.
Firstly, they’ve added invaluable quality to the starting XI. Celtic are a much more solid unit with CCV at the heart of the backline. He’s already shown how easily he can deal with some of the country’s stop strikers. Just ask the likes of Kevin Nisbet and Christian Ramirez.
As for Jota, we all know how immense he’s been. 12 direct goal contributions in only 14 Celtic appearances tells its own story. He’s in sensational form, and the Celtic supporters would have him snapped up in a heartbeat.
Celtic have also raked in millions from the sales of Kris Ajer, Odsonne Edouard, and Ryan Christie respectively. Not to mention the money gained for the departures of players such as Jeremie Frimpong, Hatem Elhamed, and Patryk Klimala earlier in the year. There’s cash there to spend.
And if it really does cost Celtic around £11.5m to add this level of quality to 2 positions, then it’s not even a debate as to whether we should make a move.