Cameron Carter-Vickers is wrapping up a breakout season on loan with the Scottish giants Celtic, and while Celtic have the option to buy Carter Vickers’ contract from Tottenham, there is a growing list of teams ready to pounce if Celtic do not complete the transfer. American defender.
Newcastle United have joined the list of teams interested in acquiring Carter Vickers this summer, a source close to the player has confirmed to SBI. Newcastle were previously interested in the Tottenham defender last summer, but were unable to seal a deal with Spurs before Carter Vickers eventually moved to Celtic on loan.
Celtic retains a buyout option for Carter-Vickers as part of the loan agreement with Tottenham, an option that sources tell SBI will initially cost Celtic $7.4 million, with additions that could take the deal to a total price of $12.3 million.
Carter-Vickers enjoyed a distinguished season at Celtic Park, earning the Scottish Premier League Team of the Season honors, and while his impressive form should be in the club’s plans, the asking price to buy him from Tottenham can also prove costly. An eight-figure potential fee (if enough extras are played) would make Carter Vickers the most expensive defender ever signed in Celtic history.
Should Celtic choose not to complete the purchase, Tottenham will have a long list of suitors ready to pounce, including Newcastle, with newly promoted Southampton and Fulham also joining the England-born American defender.
Carter Vickers, 24, has ties to the Newcastle United coaching staff, having previously played for Newcastle assistant coach Jason Tindall. Currently working as an assistant under Newcastle coach Eddie Howe, Tindall coached Carter Vickers during his loan spell at then-championship side Bournemouth during the 2020-21 season.
Carter-Vickers is currently playing his last two matches on loan at Celtic, having been a mainstay at Anzhi Postecoglou’s side. The USMNT defender has a total of 42 appearances for Celtic in all competitions and scored four goals in his career, helping the Hoops win the Scottish League Cup as they move closer to the 52nd League title.
The English-born defender has made eight caps for USMNT so far and could find his way into the picture in June after an impressive loan spell in Glasgow.
Celtic face Dundee United at Tanadis Park on Wednesday before closing their competitive schedule on Saturday against Motherwell.