Celtic could still make at least 6 signings after Cameron Carter-Vickers deal

By John McGinley

June 11, 2022

Celtic are paving the way for a busy summer of transfer action after immediately acting to tie Cameron Carter-Vickers to a long-term deal.

The 2022 window only officially opened yesterday and the club quickly acted by agreeing to buy Carter-Vickers for a fee of at least £6m from Tottenham Hotspur.

But the club won’t stop there and reports indicate that there could be half a dozen further signings before Ange Postecoglou has rounded out his squad options ahead of the new season.

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Providing an update on social media, Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph believes Celtic are in negotiations for a goalkeeper, monitoring more options at centre-back, looking for a defensive midfielder, identifying and sounding out a left-back choice, have Jota ready to come in as a winger and are still in the market for striker.

Some of these may depend on player exits with Boli Bolingoli, Albian Ajeti and Christopher Jullien at the club on substantial wages.

However, it really does seem like Celtic are preparing to do business very early by the club’s standards in recent years. For comparison, the earliest first-team signing last year didn’t come until mid-july, when Liel Abada arrived.

The two players most heavily linked with an imminent switch to the Bhoys are Jota, who is said to be on the verge of signing permanently and Alexandro Bernabei, who Football Scotland say could arrive in Glasgow in the coming days.

It’d be another significant morale boost for the support to see these players announced as Celtic signings over the next week or so.

Fan are already on a high of course, after the fine double win, but there’s a sense of expectation that the club push forward from a position of strength and best readies itself for a tough Champions League campaign.

Give Ange the reins!

In other news, Cameron Carter-Vickers makes first USA start since 2018 hours after Celtic announcement.