Alasdair Gold has revealed that Newcastle United made a late attempt to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers before he completed a loan move to Celtic on transfer deadline day.
Carter-Vickers started the first leg of Tottenham’s Europa Conference League playoff against Pacos De Ferriera last month but picked up an ankle injury in the second half.
However, the centre-back was evidently surplus to requirements at the club, with the likes of Eric Dier, Davison Sanchez, Cristian Romero, Japhet Tanganga and potentially Joe Rodon ahead of him in the pecking order.
The USA international, who has impressed in his last two loan spells at Luton Town and Bournemouth, eventually completed a temporary move to Celtic on deadline day, with the Scottish giants having the option to buy him permanently.
There was some speculation linking the 23-year-old with a move to Newcastle and Gold has now confirmed that the Magpies did show interest in Carter-Vickers.
He claimed that Newcastle’s first-team coach Graeme Jones was keen on bringing the defender to St James’ Park, having worked with the Spurs academy graduate at both Luton and Bournemouth.
The journalist said on the latest episode of Gold and Guest talk Tottenham podcast: “I know Newcastle were interested (in Carter-Vickers).
“They had a real think about bringing him in this window as well because I think it’s Graeme Jones who is at Newcastle, was also at Bournemouth and also (at Luton).
“I think he had him at both clubs and he was telling Newcastle, look, I think he could do a job but it didn’t happen in the end.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe Carter-Vickers made the right call by choosing to go to Celtic. The 23-year-old needs regular game time under his belt and while he is guaranteed to get that in Scotland and in the Championship, that might have not necessarily been the case at Newcastle.
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