Report: Cameron Carter-Vickers rejected Serie A move to join Celtic
Deadline day Celtic signing Cameron Carter-Vickers rejected a dramatic late move to Torino in Serie A before deciding to make the switch to the Bhoys.
Football Insider reports that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy accepted a loan bid from the Italian outfit, but that Carter-Vickers turned down the switch before joining the Bhoys.
Carter-Vickers has already told supporters how Joe Hart helped convince the Spurs man to make the loan move to Scotland.
Hart would have been well placed to give the American national team star advice, given he also spent time out on loan at Torino.
It’s all worked out well for Celtic in the end, with Ange Postecoglou definitely needing the defensive reinforcement before the transfer window shut.
Carter-Vickers arrives with good experience for his age, having made over 100 appearances in the English Championship already.
The 23-year-old should be capable of performing in the Scottish Premiership and, hopefully, making that step up to the UEFA Europa League.
His presence gives Postecoglou options beyond Stephen Welsh and Carl Starfelt, who have started the vast majority of our matches recently.
With Christopher Jullien still injured and Nir Bitton unfancied by many fans, Carter-Vickers is a good standard of player to do a job for the Bhoys.
If he impresses, there’s even the chance to earn a permanent contract at Celtic, with the club holding an option to buy his services before the end of his loan.
In other news, Stephen McGowan reveals the extent of Dermot Desmond’s hands-on role at Celtic this summer.