Celtic have completed the signing of Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers for £6million, but Spurs could end up banking as much as £10million, reports have claimed.
The 24-year-old impressed while on loan with Celtic last season. So much so, a host of clubs joined the race to sign the central defender. Fulham, Southampton and Newcastle were said to be in the hunt. However Celtic have fought off the competition to wrap up a deal.
Celtic were always in the box seat to do a deal. They had the option to buy Carter-Vickers for £6million and have now taken that up.
However the Tottenham coffers could be boosted even further down the line. According to the Daily Record the fee could rise to £10million with future add-ons. That would make him a club-record signing.
Carter-Vickers has penned a four-year deal with Celtic and is excited for the future. They appear to be a club on the up under the guidance of coach Ange Postecoglou.
The Australian won the title in his first season and has set his sights on more silverware. Not only that, he is keen to build a side that will compete in the Champions League year in, year out.
Carter-Vickers is key to his plans and he is delighted to get the deal done.
“This is a major acquisition for Celtic, really positive news for us and everyone at the club has worked so hard to make this happen,” he said. “He is a great guy, hugely popular and we are delighted that he sees his future with us.”
Carter-Vickers says despite interest from elsewhere, Celtic were the only club for him.
“I really wanted to be part of the club’s future, I have loved every minute of my time at Celtic so far and I really could not be happier,” he said. “I wanted to make sure I was part of this group going forward and working under a great manager. Now we all want to achieve more.
“We have so much to look forward to, we will aim to be strong again domestically and, of course, we look ahead with real excitement to the Champions League.”
Cameron Carter-Vickers gets dream move
The permanent switch to Celtic is a great move for everyone involved. After being loaned out here, there and everywhere, Carter-Vickers has finally found a good home.
He has flourished playing regular first-team football with Celtic and can look forward to the future. It is also a nice deal for Tottenham. Banking £6million for a player who did not make a league start.
There is also a chance that figure could rise. So all in all it is a great move for everyone.