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Source: Celtic in advanced talks for Cameron Carter-Vickers transfer

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Cameron Carter-Vickers has enjoyed a standout season on loan with Scottish Premiership side Celtic this season and could be earning himself a permanent move to Glasgow in the coming weeks.

Celtic is in advanced talks to acquire Carter-Vickers on a permanent deal from Tottenham, a source close to the player confirmed to SBI. English clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, and Watford have all expressed interest in the American defender, but Celtic continues to push to retain Carter-Vickers long-term.

Tottenham’s valuation remains at £6 million for Carter-Vickers and could rise as high as £10 million with add-ons.

The 24-year-old has been a major hit in Ange Postecoglou’s side this season, totaling 39 combined appearances for Celtic across all competitions. Carter-Vickers appeared in five of Celtic’s six group stages matches in the UEFA Europa League earlier this season and has already helped the Hoops win the Scottish League Cup in December.

In Premiership action, Carter-Vickers has contributed four goals, a career-high for a single season. Celtic has continued to hang onto first place in the league table over rivals Rangers, leading its Old Firm rivals by six points with five matches left to play.

Carter-Vickers was previously linked with a transfer from Tottenham last fall, as Bournemouth, Newcastle United, and Fulham all shown interest in the U.S. men’s national team centerback. In total, Carter-Vickers has appeared in 181 first team matches over his career, being loaned out to seven different clubs by Tottenham.

The English-born defender has earned eight caps for the USMNT to date with his last appearance coming in June of 2019. Carter-Vickers was linked with a possible return to USMNT action ahead of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, but was not called in by head coach Gregg Berhalter.

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  1. CCV may be the best pure defender we have but I don’t like Berhalter either so I’m sure this would not be a popular comment. I really don’t care what the Berhalter fannies say either.

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  2. I think he would be better off if he could do a permanent transfer to an EPL side, but it is definitely time for him to find something more stable than being sent out to a different club every season. In our last WC qualifying cycle, our MLS CB’s didn’t look all that great. Time to give further looks at players like CCV, Palmer-Brown, a healthy Richards, and Brooks.

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    • last cycle or last window? If it’s last window, I’d agree they weren’t as dominate as the previous windows, but in saying that they didn’t give up anything, those 2 goals vs Costa Rica were squarely on Zach Steffen

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  3. So what’s changed for him? I remember thinking he was OK, technically decent, but slow, slow-footed, and too easily beaten 1-on-1, especially in space by guys with speed…basically Oguchi Onyewu, just without quite the imposing physique and ability to leap over the moon and own every header that Gooch had. More of a Championship-level guy than EPL quality, IMHO. Has he just found a good level for himself, or found a system that works for what he can do well?

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    • Yeah I agree he’s found his level, I just don’t think it’s a high enough level but Greg has seen him up close before and has clearly come to the conclusion that he doesn’t fit what we’re trying to do defensively, which I’m ok with especially since Richards and EPB have stepped up their levels over the last 5-6 months(injuries be damned)

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