Cameron Carter-Vickers’ footballing journey has been anything but direct, but it looks like he could finally secure a permanent transfer away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. A Spurs academy graduate, CCV has been on loan for life since the 2017 season, with Sheffield United, Ipswich, Swansea City, Stoke City, Luton, Bournemouth and this season Celtic.
However, he has hit his stride this year in the Scottish Premier League and has become a fan favorite at Celtic Park. He even scored in Old Firm’s win over Rangers at the weekend, which is likely to endear him to Celtic fans for a long time to come.
According to the Daily Record, Celtic look set to make a move for him permanently. Cam’s loan deal apparently contains a £6m buyout clause, but the report says Cam is now seen by Burnley, Wolves and Leicester City as defensive depth.
In all honesty, Celtic would be a pretty decent place for Carter-Vickers. The SPL isn’t exactly a European powerhouse league, but Celtic regularly play European football and often make at least the Champions League qualifying playoffs. Cam has made 39 appearances this season for Celtic, and you have to think he would probably rather play regularly for Celtic than sit on the bench at a club like Leicester or Wolves. Carter-Vickers would also like to return as part of the United States international appearances, which he declared for a few years ago. The best way to get Gregg Berhalter’s attention is to play a lot of football and play well – chances are he has a better chance of doing that in Scotland.
We’ve been talking about Carter-Vickers since he was a teenager built as a linebacker, but it never really went well for him at Tottenham, and it should be abundantly clear by now that he doesn’t have much future at Spurs. . He’s still only 24, but if he was going to make a breakthrough in the competition for the team’s first few minutes, he would have done it already. Spurs are unlikely to make much money on him, but turning him around for a small profit this summer would benefit all parties. And as a Cam fan and USMNT supporter, I’d like to see him in a position where he can start getting back in frame for international minutes.
The Daily Record reports that Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou and Celtic will enter into negotiations to sign Carter-Vickers this spring. I hope that’s where it ends.