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Sources: Cameron Carter-Vickers drawing interest from Turkish Super Lig clubs

Cameron Carter-Vickers has played a key role in Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic closing in on another league title which has led to several Turkish Super Lig clubs becoming interested in his services.

Carter-Vickers is drawing interest out of Turkey, a source close to the player confirmed to SBI. However, Carter-Vickers remains happy with his current role at Celtic, with his contract set to run until May 2029.

The American defender has missed parts of the 2023-24 season due to hamstring and knee issues, but since has returned in fine form. Carter-Vickers has featured in each of the last 10 Premiership matches, helping Brendan Rodgers squad hold a current six-point lead over rivals Rangers.

In total, Carter-Vickers has made 29 combined appearances this season, scoring one goal and adding one assist.

Carter-Vickers originally joined Celtic on loan during the 2021-22 campaign before making his move permanent. He’s won two SPFL titles, two Scottish League Cups and once FA Cup since his move to Glasgow.

His consistent role at club level has helped Carter-Vickers get back into the USMNT picture in recent years, earning a total of 16 caps to date.

Celtic can clinch the SPFL title on Wednesday at Kilmarnock.

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  1. I like CCV and believe he’s a capable CB…especially in CONCACAF where games are often physical and can get dirty.
    While not a fan of the Turkish league it is likely a more competitive league top to bottom. If he does transfer I hope he’ll go to a team that will play in Champions League/Europa League matches….as I believe it’ll be of value in the long run to be able to compete against opponents above the CONCACAF level.

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  2. He can do better than Turkey, and I hope he does, because getting out of the SPL should be an off season priority in my opinion. He’s been pretty dominant for 2 straight seasons, it’s time to step up.a level

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    • Turkey’s about dead-even with the Championship in terms of salary budgets…actually, they’re significantly better at the top. The top teams in the Turkish League spend €75+ million…which is a fair bit even by EPL standards.

      The Scottish League is, frankly, a fourth-or-fifth-tier league now. Rangers spent £31 million in 2023-2024, Celtic spent right at £20 million. The rest are all sub £5 million teams…Ross County at the bottom spent just £2.3 million on its entire payroll. That’s less than a quarter what even the bottom-dwelling MLS teams spend.

      If he’s happy at Celtic, more power to him…but aside from Rangers they’re playing USL-quality squads. Turkey’s a mile above the Scottish Prem in terms of money…and that does translate directly to quality.

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