Cameron Carter-Vickers has excelled for Scottish Premiership side Celtic this season and will have several new suitors interested in his services this summer for a permanent transfer.
Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers headline the newest quartet of English clubs interested in Carter-Vickers, a source close to the player confirmed to SBI. Watford and EFL Championship side Bournemouth have also been in contact with Carter-Vickers’ parent club Tottenham over a permanent transfer for the centerback and U.S. men’s national team prospect.
Tottenham’s valuation remains at £6 million for Carter-Vickers and could rise as high as £10 million with add-ons.
Carter-Vickers was previously linked with a transfer from Tottenham last fall, as Bournemouth and Newcastle United were among several clubs in talks to acquire the defender. The 23-year-old instead was loaned to Celtic for the 2021-22 campaign and has impressed for Ange Postecoglou’s side throughout the season.
Carter-Vickers has totaled 33 appearances for Celtic in all competitions, scoring three league goals and registering one assist. He’s helped Celtic move top of the Scottish Premiership table over recent weeks and also won the League Cup, the first trophy success of his first team career.
Wolves remain in the hunt for a top-five finish in the English Premier League, sitting in eight place on 40 points. Leicester City sits in 12th place and 12 points clear of the relegation zone while Watford has struggled for most of the league season, currently being three points from safety.
Carter-Vickers spent the 2020-21 season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, totaling 26 appearances for the South Coast club. He helped the Cherries reach the promotion playoffs that season before suffering elimination to Swansea City.
Carter-Vickers has earned eight caps for the USMNT to date with his last appearance coming in June 2019.
A healthy Aaron Long & CCV add to the depth at CB. Brooks is another conversation. It doesn’t seem he is in direct competition with anyone. It’s McKenzie vs Ream. Not McKenzie vs Brooks. Ream hasn’t been called in since the 1st window, I think it’s because of M^2‘s play. (Who likes Ream over McKenzie? -not rhetorical). If Aaron Long is in camp, then M^2 can focus on Genk. If Richards isn’t healthy, I think, CCV gets a call up, over Miazga, EPB, & M^2. CCV and Zimmerman are best at RCBs. While Brooks & Ream are best at LCB. Everyone else is versatile enough to play either side. I’m not concerned about CB quality, depth or play. The problem to me, as we’ve seen recently, GB will call in players and not play them. Miles, Zimm, Long, Richards, CCV, EPB, M^2, Sands, Ream, Miazga. I would’ve had Brooks in, making it 11 CBs, but GB isn’t calling him and WE know it’s not because of form. I do think GB brings 5 CBs this window.
Berhalter’s probably not bringing them in for the next round of qualifiers, since there’s no real practice time beforehand. But CCV, Miazga and Brooks all may/should get a look this summer and, if their form holds up, should all be in contention for Qatar.
Plus Erik Palmer Brown is now playing regularly in France ,but he continues to be overlooked.
Does it really make a ton of sense to bring in several new players when there is only ONE window left to qualify? As I said in response to a post below, defense hasn’t been an issue, so I think that in and of itself diminishes the need to bring in other defenders. I could see scenario, and I’m pretty sure of this occurring, that if/when we qualify for Qatar, there will be plenty of friendlies lined up where other players can get looks, and there is also the Nations League happening this summer, so I think we need to calm down on this idea that too many players are getting snubbed with only one window to go!
So what I’m hearing is a guy playing week in week out for the top team in Scotland who is getting offers to play in the EPL is not rated higher than a guy that doesn’t see the field in Belgium…..
your post would have more legs if defending was our problem, but since it’s not an issue, I don’t think it matters too much that a guy playing in a league worst than MLS is being overlooked in your opinion….just my 2 cents however!
“a guy playing in a league worst than MLS is being overlooked in your opinion….just my 2 cents however!”
CCV is a regular and he’s played very well. He plays on a team that plays well together and expects to win. That’s worth something.
The competition in Belgium may better but Mckenzie barely plays. McKenzie may have a better upside but if you don’t play it remains nothing but potential. And based on how poorly he’s played for the USMNT , he’s going to need a lot more playing time to find his potential.
By your logic Wolves and Leicester City should be interested in McKenzie not CCV. But they’re not are they?
Mark may someday be a better CB than CCV but today CCV is a better CB.
Like the USMNT, Wolves and Leicester need players who are good this year not a year or two from now. The USMNT does not have the time to develop McKenzie on the fly.
“if defending was our problem”
So they shut out El Salvador and Honduras, two anemic offensive teams, so now the defense is great?
Then why did they give up two goals to the only decent offense they faced? That gane would have been the one where our defense should have shown it’s true worth. Instead they failed.
The USMNT’s defense is not so great that they can afford to overlook a good CB.