Celtic could secure the permanent transfer of defender Cameron Carter-Vickers as early as January, John Wenham has told Football Insider.
The 23-year-old signed for the Hoops on deadline day on an initial loan deal, with an option to make the move permanent.
It has been a good start for the American centre-back in Scotland, who has made three appearances for Ange Postecoglou’s side so far.
He even notched his first Celtic goal on his debut for the club, scoring a deflected effort in a 3-0 win at home to Ross County.
The loan move stands as the seventh in Carter-Vickers’ career since his initial involvement with the Spurs senior side.
Carter-Vickers has made just five appearances for the first team, which included the first-leg the Europa Conference League qualifier against Pacos de Ferreira.
Wenham, who Football Insider claim is an ‘insider’ at Spurs, believes the positive impact Carter-Vickers has had in Scotland may lead to Celtic exercising the option to buy in his contract as early as January.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Celtic, in my opinion, will take up that option to buy him as soon as January.
“He is starting games and scored a goal, they really like him. For whatever reason at Tottenham, he has been there too long without making it.
“Sometimes you need to go elsewhere and establish yourself. Wherever he has been he has done really well.
“I know Luton wanted to keep him and Bournemouth would have kept him but the money wasn’t quite right.
“I think Celtic will end up keeping him.”
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Carter-Vickers hasn’t really stood up to the mark when given his opportunities at Spurs. At times he has shown promise, but it looked like it just wasn’t going to work with other options preferred to him. It is good that he appears to have found a place to settle down and gain minutes on a regular basis, as it looks apparent it won’t be happening at Spurs.
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