Report: Celtic remain in talks to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers permanently despite Starfelt signing

By John McGinley

July 22, 2021

Celtic are continuing discussions to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis despite completing the transfer for Carl Starfelt, it has been reported.

American journalist Larry Henry Jr, managing editor of SBI Soccer, has been at the forefront of the Carter-Vickers story throughout the summer.

His latest on the subject reaffirms the interest of both Celtic and Newcastle United, while updating that the clubs remain in discussions with Spurs about a transfer.

He wrote, on Twitter last night: “An update on Cameron Carter-Vickers, per a source close to the player. Both Celtic and Newcastle remain in talks with Tottenham over a deal and Spurs will receive a sell-on clause in addition to a transfer fee.

“Newcastle’s arbitration hearing with the Premier League over last year’s aborted takeover has been postponed until 2022, which could hurt their chances financially this summer.

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“Carter-Vickers has continued to feature through preseason under Nuno Espirito Santo and is enjoying his summer there. Newcastle reportedly only has about £15 million to spend this summer on transfers. Celtic has started Champions League qualifying with 1-1 draw vs. Midtjylland.”

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Do Celtic need Cameron Carter-Vickers?

This all comes despite Celtic already replacing Kristoffer Ajer in the transfer market. It perhaps shows there’s an intent to sign a further defender, which most supporters would agree we badly need.

Carter-Vickers is an eight-cap USA international who has come through the Tottenham Hotspur academy. He’s spent the vast majority of his years at the club out on loan, most recently at Bournemouth.

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However, he is involved in Spurs pre-season under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo and even played in a friendly yesterday.

At 23, he looks to have the right profile for a Celtic signing. At the reported £5m price tag, it certainly sounds like good business. [Daily Record]

With Newcastle apparently in more disarray than us, this looks like a good opportunity.

In other news, Celtic transfer target Ko Itakura helps Japan to Thursday Olympics win.