Pundit suggests Levy is making it hard for Spurs man to complete transfer away

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Alan Hutton has claimed that Daniel Levy is making it unnecessarily difficult for Cameron Carter-Vickers to complete a permanent move to Celtic this summer.

Cameron Carter-Vickers hardly put a foot wrong during his loan spell at Parkhead as the Bhoys marched to the Scottish Premiership title.

Celtic legend Chris Sutton even insisted that the 23-year-old was the best player in Scotland across the campaign.

Ange Postecoglou’s side have the option to make Carter-Vickers’ loan move permanent for a fee of around £6m (SBI Soccer) but the defender is also thought to be attracting interest from several Premier League sides (90min).

Carter-Vickers has said that he wants to leave Spurs and continue playing football regularly but the Tottenham academy graduate admitted that the situation was out of his hands (The Scottish Sun).

The Daily Record claimed earlier this week that the USA international has agreed on personal terms with the Bhoys but the two clubs are still thrashing out a transfer deal.

Hutton believes that Spurs must respect the defender’s desire and allow him to move on.

The former Tottenham right-back told Football Insider: “This is a situation Daniel Levy has found himself in quite a lot over the years. He has all the power, it’s kind of up to him and it’s very difficult to deal with that.

“It is a shame because obviously, the player is desperate to join Celtic. He’s already said he’s happy with negotiations so far, it’s just been held up by this. It’s a shame for him, it’s a shame for the club.

“Daniel Levy wants the most money possible. Hopefully, Levy and the club can sort it out.

“It all has to come down to the player himself. He’s not going to get game time at Tottenham. I get they’ve put an investment into him and they want to get their money back but don’t overstep the mark and price him out a move.”

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Given that there is a clearly stipulated option to buy, I do not see how Spurs or Levy can be blamed for this deal not progressing. Presumably, Celtic will have Carter-Vickers if they meet the fee stipulated in the clause. 

Tottenham certainly do not owe the Scottish club any favours, considering that other clubs might be willing to pay a bigger fee for the centre-back on the back of his performances this season.

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