Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers rejected a deadline day offer from Serie A side Torino in favour of a move to Celtic, according to Football Insider.
The USA international signed a late deal with the Scottish giants, which saw him move to Celtic Park for the rest of the season.
Spurs had reportedly been looking for potential suitors for Carter-Vickers throughout the summer, as it became more and more evident he would not feature much under Nuno Espirito Santo.
The 23-year-old did play in Spurs’ Europa Conference League first leg defeat to Pacos de Ferreira but managed to aggravate his ankle during the match.
That did not prevent Celtic from pursuing a deal this summer, although Football Insider now reveal that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy actually accepted a bid from Torino, with the American preferring a move to Scotland instead.
The report claimed the Italian side had an offer on the table for Carter-Vickers on deadline day but saw it rebuffed after the defender chose to stay in the United Kingdom.
Carter-Vickers spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and helped The Cherries to reach the Championship play-offs, where they fell at the first hurdle to eventual winners Brentford.
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It is yet another loan for Carter-Vickers, making it the seventh since in his Spurs career. There surely will have to come a point where it is too much and the club may have to look to move him on permanently, as it appears all the more likely that a first-team breakthrough will unfortunately not happen.
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