Journalist suggests club may be worried about competition for Spurs defender

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Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that Celtic may not find it straightforward to strike a permanent deal with Tottenham for Cameron Carter-Vickers in the summer. 

Carter-Vickers has been a revelation since joining Celtic on loan during the summer. The Scottish giants have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season but some varying figures have been reported regarding what it would cost them to do so.

While some sources have claimed that Celtic would have to pay £10m for the Tottenham man at the end of the season, others put the figure closer to £6m.

The USA international has admitted that he would be open to staying at Celtic Park beyond the end of his loan spell while Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has said that discussions will take place with Spurs regarding a permanent transfer for the defender.

O’Rourke has now suggested there could be plenty of clubs lining up a move for Carter-Vickers in the summer if the centre-back keeps playing as well as he has so far this season.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “The worry for Celtic is if Carter-Vickers continues to impress up at Celtic Park, that might bring other clubs to the table to try to sign the American in the summer.”

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Given that Celtic have an option to buy Carter-Vickers permanently, the interest from other clubs should not really matter.  The only worry for Celtic might be if the defender’s head gets turned by other clubs and he chooses against a move to Parkhead. 

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