Transfer insider Dean Jones has made a claim over Celtic’s permanent pursuit of defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, GiveMeSport report.
The Truth: Call Option
The Hoops secured the 24-year-old on deadline day last summer, arriving on a season-long loan that includes a Purchase option.
Reports have since claimed the finances involved for the centre-back could total £10m after an upfront fee of £6m with two separate add-ons.
If so, the United States international would become the club’s most expensive signing of all time, surpassing £9.27million for Odsonne Edouard.
The Last: Jones’ Claim
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones believes the centre-back is “very keen” on a permanent transfer from Parkhead and described the potential record-breaking move as “realistic”.
“I think Carter-Vickers is very excited because he feels he can be part of the long-term project, and I think it’s a realistic project to be honest.”
It comes after Alex McLeish suggested qualifying for the Champions League could be the deciding factor.
The verdict: Has CCV found a permanent home in Glasgow?
Carter-Vickers has been a regular under Ange Postecoglou in what has been an impressive season, with a domestic treble still on the cards.
He has now played green and white 36 times – making more appearances for the Hoops than any of his seven clubs.
Based on that, you’d like to think he’s found a full-time home in Glasgow, but it looks like Celtic will have to write a hefty check for a player valued at just £2.7million by Transfermarkt – could he? Are the league title and Champions League qualification the key factor?
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