Celtic have an option to buy Cameron Carter-Vickers at the end of his current loan deal.
The Spurs player has only missed one game this season since coming into the club, and that was for personal reasons. The centre back has been a top player for the Hoops and is part of a defence who has shipped the least goals in the Premiership so far.
Contrary to reports from Football Scotland and other websites, the fee involved in the option to buy is NOT £10m.
We suspected as much since the headline came out. Had £10m been the price, then Celtic wouldn’t have bothered to put an option to buy in the loan deal.
Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has this week confirmed the fee is around £6m – £4m shy of what has been touted.
The fee is still very steep for the American international. We can’t see the Hoops signing CCV under those parameters. When you factor in the Jota option to buy, Celtic will likely pull the trigger on that deal. Shelling out another £6m on Cameron would seem out of character for our board.
If the Hoops win the league and secure Champions League football next season – it’s our best chance of perhaps signing the player.
I think either way, if Celtic want the defender on a permanent basis, there’s going to be negotiations between Spurs and the Hoops over a lower price.