Tottenham man sets off for seventh loan after sealing deadline departure

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Cameron Carter-Vickers left Tottenham Hotspur late on transfer deadline day to complete an initial loan move to Celtic.

Carter-Vickers has been with Tottenham since joining their academy ranks in 2009. He became a senior player in 2016, making his debut in an EFL Cup match in September that year. He finished that campaign with four appearances across cup competitions.

Since then, the defender has spent most of his career on loan away from the club. He spent a half each of the 2017-18 season with Sheffield United and Ipswich Town in the Championship. Then, he spent a full year on loan at Swansea City in the same division.

Spells with Stoke City and Luton Town followed in the 2019-20 season, before he spent last term with Bournemouth.

Carter-Vickers returned to Tottenham over the summer and even made a competitive appearance for the club. He was one of the fringe players to benefit when Nuno Espirito Santo rotated his troops for the first leg of their Europa Conference League play-off against Pacos De Ferreira.

His Tottenham tally of appearances will be stuck on five for the foreseeable future, though, after he agreed to join Celtic – who have been chasing him for a while – just before the deadline.

The eight-cap USA international, who was born in Southend but qualifies through his father’s citizenship, will spend the season north of the border and could make the transfer permanent should Celtic wish to.

Carter-Vickers is joining a team that has won two and lost two of their opening matches in the Scottish Premiership. They also have Europa League football on offer.

The 23-year-old had been a late target for Newcastle United, but will be playing in Scotland instead.

Carter-Vickers explains Celtic switch

He told Celtic’s official website: “I am absolutely delighted to agree this move to Celtic. It is a really exciting opportunity for me and I am desperate to meet my new team-mates and get going for the season ahead.

“I know I am going to a huge club which means so much to so many people and I will be doing all I can to bring our fans the success which their support deserves.”

Carter-Vickers follows another former Tottenham man, goalkeeper Joe Hart, in making the move to Celtic Park.

It was a busy deadline day for Ange Postecoglou’s side, who also signed Giorgos Giakoumakis from VVV-Venlo and Jota from Benfica. In addition, they bid farewell to star striker Odsonne Edouard, who signed for Crystal Palace.

Also departing were Ryan Christie to Bournemouth, Lee O’Connor to Tranmere Rovers and Leigh Griffiths to Dundee.

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