Pundit claims club may be worried about being beaten to Tottenham defender

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Danny Mills has claimed that Celtic will be worried about being beaten to Cameron Carter-Vickers’ signature by other clubs in the summer.

Carter-Vickers has been a revelation since joining Celtic on loan. The Scottish giants have an option to sign the Spurs academy graduate permanently at the end of the season but there are varying figures being reported regarding what it would cost them to do so.

Glasgow World have claimed that Ange Postecoglou’s men have to pay £6m for the centre-back while Daily Record have claimed that the clause is worth £10m.

The USA international has admitted that he would be open to staying at Celtic Park beyond the end of his loan spell.

According to Sky Sports, Celtic have already opened talks with Tottenham regarding a permanent deal for Carter-Vickers but Antonio Conte’s men are not willing to budge on the price.

Mills has now claimed that the Bhoys will be nervous about other clubs potentially making approaches for the Tottenham defender and Jota, who is also currently on loan at Park Head from Benfica.

When asked about Celtic’s pursuit of Jota and Carter-Vickers, the former Leeds defender told Football Insider: “They will be concerned that other clubs will be sniffing around them in the summer.

“Before there’s too much interest, they think ‘Can we get them before somebody else comes in and somebody else turns their head?’

“It’s one they will want to get done quickly so the players are signed up before they get gazumped and someone steals them from under their noses.”

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A price tag of £6m- £10m is quite high for Celtic but given how well Carter-Vickers has been performing, I expect them to pay the fee. I do not expect Spurs to budge on the price given that the 23-year-old is likely to attract a lot of interest from Championship clubs in the summer should he become available. 

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