‘So I’m told’ – Alasdair Gold on defender’s contract extensions that weren’t made public

Cameron Carter-Vickers
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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham still have the option to extended Cameron Carter-Vickers’ contract even further after the club decided to send him on loan to Celtic on the transfer deadline.

The arrival of Emerson Royal from Barcelona and Tottenham’s decision to terminate Serge Aurier’s contract dominated the headlines on deadline day from a Spurs perspective.

One deal that consequently went under the radar was Celtic’s acquisition of Carter-Vickers on a season-long loan deal.

The centre-back started the first leg of Tottenham’s Europa Conference League plays off against Pacos De Ferriera two weeks ago in what was his first senior appearance for the club since 2017.

The USA international has had a series of loan spells with Championship clubs over the last few years, particularly impressing his last two spells in Luton Town and Bournemouth.

The 23-year-old will now head north for a new challenge with Celtic, with the Scottish giants having the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

Gold has confirmed that Carter-Vickers signed a one-year extension last summer, which has moved on Tottenham’s option to extend by a further twelve months until next summer, meaning he will not be out of contract at the end of the season.

He told the Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast:“What has turned out is that every time he’s gone on a loan, Spurs have agreed with him to extend his contract. Not an option, but an actual extension of his contract, which they haven’t then made public.

“So what’s happened, as well as extending the contract by either a year or two years, the option the club then have to extend it by a further year at the end of that also knocks on, because it wasn’t ever triggered.

“So I’m told, I think he may even have two years when he returns from Celtic on his contract.”

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Spurs probably extended Carter-Vickers’ contract to preserve his market value, as was the case ahead of his loan move to Bournemouth last summer as well. I suspect the centre-back will excel in Scotland and Celtic will take up the option to buy him permanently.

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