The fact that Celtic have given Cameron Carter-Vickers the chance to play regularly this season should improve their chances of signing him permanently, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The American defender is currently on loan with the Scottish Premiership leaders, but he is attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League.
What’s the latest on Carter-Vickers?
With Celtic firmly in the hunt to sign the 24-year-old this summer, the chances of turning his loan into a permanent one have become slightly problematic due to a number of high-flying admirers.
According to SBI Soccer, Leicester, Wolves, Watford and Bournemouth, where Carter-Vickers has previously spent time on loan, are all in contention for the centre-back, who will have just 12 months left on his contract with Tottenham at the end of this season.
However, Celtic are still hoping to beat competition from these English sides, with the Daily Record reporting in November that it would cost them around £10m to sign Carter-Vickers in what would be one of their most expensive transfers. all time.
Carter-Vickers has played a major role for Celtic this season, helping them win the Scottish League Cup which put them on course for a domestic treble.
In total, he made 37 appearances, establishing himself as a key part of the defense for Ange Postecoglou, who O’Rourke believes will give the Glasgow giants the advantage in the hunt for his signature.
What did O’Rourke say about Carter-Vickers?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Because of his better performances, this could give them the edge to secure the signing of Carter-Vickers permanently this summer.”
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Are Celtic the favorites to sign Carter-Vickers?
Right now, Carter-Vickers is clearly enjoying being a regular at a club the size of Celtic.
But he could have a serious decision to make this summer if one of the Premier League teams make him an offer.
Carter-Vickers has never played a minute in the Premier League and would surely want to test himself at the highest level, although his place in the starting XI at Parkhead is sufficiently nailed down meaning a return to England could be risky . .
Not only does he get regular minutes in Scotland, but if Celtic do go on to win the title, he will be guaranteed a place in the Champions League group stage next season, which could potentially prove to be the factor. decisive in the decision of the defender.