Report: Why Tottenham extended Celtic man Cameron Carter-Vickers' contract

By Euan Davidson

September 8, 2021

Celtic loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers is just one of a few players loaned out by Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The North Londoners also sent out goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman to Degerfors in Sweden. And in doing so, behind the scenes, they continued a smart financial trend that should set them up well in the future.

Whiteman, according to Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, had his contract extended without any announcement from the club. Just like Cameron Carter-Vickers, the club are protecting themselves in case a loan player’s value rises substantially.

It’s common sense stuff, but it’s smart. Albeit, quite strange. Contract extension announcements rarely go down that badly.

Explaining the policy on the Gold and Guest Podcast, Gold said:

“Well, as I found out with Cameron Carter-Vickers, never, ever believe the contract end date stated anywhere with any young player at Tottenham.

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“The club have this habit, and this isn’t the first time, they did it with Tanganga at one point. Of, behind the scenes, extending the player’s contract when they go out on loan, essentially to protect themselves.

“Maybe it’s an automatic option or maybe the player has stuck another year on at the same rate.”

Tottenham rightly didn’t want to lose a penny on Celtic loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers

So, after all that, what do we know?

Spurs extended Carter-Vickers’ contract with the express intent of selling him. With an optional buy-out clause inserted into his loan deal, Celtic have the advantage if it works out.

Instead of looking to develop the American international further, the plan was to move him on in order to fund incomings at the club. Spurs shed plenty of players during the summer, with Juan Foyth, Toby Alderweireld, Moussa Sissoko and of course Joe Hart leaving the North London.

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It’s maybe something Celtic could learn from. Contract uncertainty over Jack Hendry played a part in his departure, and we could’ve got far more for him.

Either way, it’s clear Spurs have no future plans for Cameron Carter-Vickers. If that works out for us, then all the better.

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