Tottenham Hotspur announced the permanent departure of centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic FC this week.
Carter-Vickers, who signed for Spurs’ youth team in 2014, struggled to break into the side during his time at the club and was loaned out seven times to gain first-team experience (TransferMarkt).
His final loan came at Celtic where he enjoyed a very successful season, making 45 appearances and scoring four goals for Ange Postecoglou’s men (TransferMarkt) as they won both the Scottish Premiership and the League cup.
US publication SBISoccer tipped Newcastle United to rival Celtic for Carter-Vicker’s signature this summer. However, the 24-year-old chose to leave the Premier League and make his move to Glasgow permanent.
Speaking to Celtic club media, the USA international made clear his delight at the move: “I am so pleased to complete my move to Celtic and I really could not be happier.
“I have loved every minute of my time at Celtic so far and I really wanted to be part of the club’s future.
“We have a fantastic group of players at the club, we have a really good spirit and atmosphere among us and we all worked so hard together to deliver the league and League Cup success last season.
“I wanted to make sure I was part of this group going forward and working under a great manager, and now we all want to achieve more.”
Celtic will play in next season’s Champions League after their league victory (UEFA) and Carter-Vickers was clearly excited at this prospect.
He added: “We have so much to look forward to, we will aim to be strong again domestically and of course, we look ahead with real excitement to the Champions League.
“I have received such a great welcome from everyone at the club from day one and also from our supporters. When you are fortunate enough to be inside Celtic you can see it really is one of the world’s great football clubs.
“I am delighted to be given this opportunity at a club of this stature and I will be doing all I can to play my part in bringing more and more success to our fans.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Our pre-season stalwart has finally departed. He was clearly never going to break into Antonio Conte’s plans so it is beneficial for all parties to move him on.
CCV is definitely a solid player and he was hugely influential in Celtic’s dominant display in the league. We wish him all the best for the future.
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