Report: Cameron Carter-Vickers set to rejoin Bournemouth after Celtic speculation
Bournemouth are set to beat Celtic to the signing of Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to the Daily Record.
American journalist Larry Henry Jr of SBI Soccer stated last month on Twitter that the Hoops and Newcastle United were in talks with Spurs over a potential deal.
However, after a loan spell with the Cherries last season, the Record believes Carter-Vickers is set to rejoin the Championship club with Spurs wanting £5m for the player.
Celtic have already signed Carl Starfelt as a new centre-back this summer. However, given the losses of Kris Ajer and Shane Duffy, a new recruit is needed for sufficient depth.
Carter-Vickers is reportedly ready to leave Spurs, but only on a permanent deal [Daily Record].
Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic looking like a no-go
Carter-Vickers would undoubtedly be a top signing for Celtic. A player with solid Championship and international experience with the USA, it would certainly be an interesting buy.
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However, talks don’t feel as though they’ve progressed far enough in recent weeks. Instead, the player remains at Spurs whilst speculation grows on other rivals closing in.
Celtic, of course, do have other things to think about outside of the centre-back situation. We should be putting most if not all of our focus on sorting out the right and left-back positions first of all. When they’ve been bolstered, then another central defender will be a necessary addition.
The Hoops of course don’t have long to finalise their plans. We’re into the final two weeks of the transfer window. Even at this late stage in the day, Celtic still have some major issues to sort out.
But Carter-Vickers looks like one we’ll be missing out on. Whether it be the fee involved or the player’s preference, Celtic simply haven’t appeared to move into deeper negotiations.
It looks like a matter of time before the USA international’s future is sorted out. However, if he lands at Celtic Park now, it would be a huge surprise albeit a welcome one.