Report: Eddie Howe looking to gatecrash potential Celtic move for Cameron Carter-Vickers
Newcastle United are the latest English Premier League club keen on taking Celtic loan star Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer, SBI Soccer reports.
Last month, Southampton and Fulham became the latest clubs to be linked with an interest [90Min]. Leicester, Wolves, Bournemouth, and Watford have also been mentioned as potential destinations for CCV [SBI Soccer].
But now SBI have included Eddie Howe’s Newcastle as a club in the mix for him. They report that Newcastle were keen on doing a deal last summer but couldn’t agree terms with Spurs before Celtic came in for him.
Carter-Vickers is due to return to North London when his loan deal expires in the summer. However, Celtic reportedly have a £6m option-to-buy fee in the agreement that could rise to £10m in add-ons [football.london].
It’s also been claimed by the Daily Record that the player’s camp sees Celtic Park as the perfect place for his long-term development.
Carter-Vickers has been a stalwart for Ange Postecoglou this season, making 43 appearances for the Hoops [Transfermarkt].
Celtic about to find out why UCL qualification is so important
Had Celtic failed to win the league championship and ended up only having to settle for UCL qualifiers again, the Carter-Vickers situation would’ve looked a lot different. The same goes for any potential move for Jota.
However, gaining that huge carrot will prove to be an essential tool in our negotiations for any of our summer targets – Carter-Vickers included.
Had we failed, CCV may have felt that he had done all he could at Parkhead within that one season. But now he has the chance to be operating at the highest level in club football. And not to mention during a World Cup year too.
CCV has already been given a promise that he’ll be called up for the USA’s June squad. That’s a key sign that he can reach his international ambitions at Celtic Park too. Playing in the Champions League will only boost that.
It could easily be the case that he goes to another EPL club and is undervalued once again. He deserves to be playing consistent, first-team football. That’s the only way he’s going to break into the World Cup squad come the end of 2022.
Regardless of how many EPL clubs are reported with an interest, it still feels as though we’re in the driving seat here.
In other news, Celtic boss sets out ambitious June target as club ramps up transfer work