Cameron Carter-Vickers has revealed that he had a conversation with Joe Hart before deciding to join Celtic on loan for the remainder of the season (Celtic TV).
Hart also made the move to the Hoops earlier in the transfer window with the goalkeeper signing a three-year deal at Parkhead.
Carter-Vickers was a late addition to the Celtic squad with the signing being completed in the last moments of deadline day; the deal is a season-long loan with the Scottish giants having an option to make the deal permanent.
The USA international has struggled to break into the Spurs first-team since coming through the academy. He has only played five games for the club in all competitions – none of which came in the Premier League.
Instead, he has had to settle for multiple loan spells in the Championship, while his move north of the border comes with the incentive of it being made permanent.
The 23-year-old admitted that he had contacted Hart before joining after receiving a call while at home to head to Hotspur Way to secure the switch.
He said: “I spoke to Joe Hart before I came up here and he said the atmosphere is unbelievable, he said it’s one of the best atmospheres he’s ever seen, so I’m definitely looking forward to it.
“I was just sitting at home kind of relaxing and not knowing what was going to happen, and then I got the call and had to rush to Tottenham’s training ground to get it all signed off.
Carter Vickers also spoke of his excitement at getting started at Celtic: “As soon as I heard it was Celtic, it was something I wanted to do. It’s a massive club with a massive fanbase and obviously European football as well, it should be good.
When questioned on the expectation, he said: “Just to win. I’ve come here and I know the expectation at Celtic is to win every game, that’s why I’m here, to try to help the team do that.”
Tottenham did two pieces of business with Celtic and they were both much-needed moves. Hart was the third-choice goalkeeper after Gollini’s arrival and his days in North London were numbered.
Carter-Vickers is somehow still a Spurs player. He needs to find a permanent home and I hope Celtic can be that for him.
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