Tottenham ‘insider’ John Wenham has claimed Celtic will be able to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers permanently from Tottenham for up to £3 million and has rebuffed claims of a £10 million price tag.
The 23-year-old defender joined the Hoops on a season-long loan in the summer and has gone on to make 19 appearances in all competitions.
Reports have since emerged claiming Celtic will need to be prepared to pay upwards of £10 million in January for Carter-Vickers should they want to keep him at Celtic Park on a permanent deal.
However, Wenham feels the figure has been inflated massively and insists a much lower fee between £2.5 million and £3 million will be a more realistic asking price from Spurs, given the centre-back has 18 months remaining on his contract.
He told Football Insider: “I just cannot see that being the figure. I know for a fact Tottenham would have sold him for £2.5 million in the summer. Tottenham were also happy to sell him for that much in the past.
“The club is realistic in their valuations. He has 18 months remaining on his deal after January. There is no way Tottenham are asking for £10 million, that’s ridiculous.
“I reckon it will be between £2.5 million or £3 million. That £10 million figure is totally wide of the mark.”
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This time it seems Carter-Vickers will be heading out of Spurs permanently as he has reached a point where he needs to be playing regularly. He has found that at Celtic and they could very well snap up the chance to pay a relatively small fee for his services.
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