‘I know Spurs want to sell’ – John Hartson makes claim about 24-year-old defender

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John Hartson has claimed that he has been informed by people at Tottenham that the North London club are looking to sell Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer.

Carter-Vickers has been extremely solid and consistent throughout the campaign and his defensive contributions have been key to Celtic’s march to the title.

The centre-back was named in the Scottish Premiership’s Team of the Season on the back of his impeccable displays, with Celtic legend Chris Sutton even claimed recently that the Tottenham academy graduate has been the best player in Scotland this season.

The Scottish giants have the option of signing the 24-year-old permanently for £6m and previous reports had indicated they are working to seal the deal ahead of the summer transfer window (The Daily Record).

Hartson raved about the impact that Carter-Vickers has made at Celtic Park this season and insisted that signing the centre-back permanently should be a priority for Ange Posteocoglou’s side.

The former Celtic striker told The Glasgow Times: “I know Spurs want to sell. I know for a fact, because I speak to people at Spurs, and they want to sell Carter-Vickers. He’s been on loan several times, and they feel that he’s not going back to Spurs, so they want to do a deal with somebody for Carter-Vickers.

“You can talk about the forwards, Jota, (Liel) Abada and Kyogo (Furuhashi), whose numbers have been frightening. Joe Hart, who has been brilliant. But you’ve got to look at Carter-Vickers, he’s been the dominant one.

“Carl Starfelt has come onto a game, but he’s shown weaknesses and defensive frailties at times. It’s Carter-Vickers who has been that man-mountain alongside him and took a lot of pressure off him. 

“To do that for your other centre-half as well? I think he’s been outstanding. He would be as important a signing as what Jota would be, I really do think that. I think Carter-Vickers they need in terms of a defender.”

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no doubt that Spurs will be looking to cash in on Carter-Vickers this summer. The only question is where he will end up. 

There have been reports of some Premier League clubs showing interest in the centre-back (90min), which might turn his head.

However, I suspect the USA international will want some continuity in his career, and so, he will likely want to seal a move to Parkhead.

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