‘Major acquisition’ – Manager speaks after securing services of Spurs man

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Celtic
Stu Forster / Allsport

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglu has expressed his delight after completing the signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Celtic Park on the back of his impressive loan spell last season.

90min reported last month that the USA international was also attracting interest from the Premier League, with Southampton and Fulham keen on the defender while West Ham, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Everton were said to be monitoring his situation.

Postecoglu described the deal as a ‘major acquisition’ and credited the work behind the scenes which has taken place to secure his services.

Daily Record have previously reported that Celtic had an option within their loan deal to make the move permanent for £6million.

Carter-Vickers, 24, made a total of 45 appearances for Celtic, scoring four goals including one on his debut against Ross County and a vital winner against Rangers at Ibrox in the race for the title (transfermarkt).

Postecoglu told the official Celtic site: “I am absolutely delighted that the club has completed the signing of Cameron on a permanent basis.

“This is a major acquisition for Celtic, really positive news for us and everyone at the club has worked so hard to make this happen.  

“Cameron has given everything of himself to the club so far, demonstrating his real value to the team and to the way we play.

“He was vital to our success during the season, such a hard working player of real quality and he was an absolute model of consistency.”   

The manager added: “When we identify a player, we always hope that they can settle into things as quickly and as easily as possible, but like so many other players during the season, Cameron slotted in to life at Celtic brilliantly from very early on.

“He is a great guy, hugely popular and we are delighted that he sees his future with us.”

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