Chris Sutton has questioned why Tottenham loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers would overlook a permanent move to Celtic – to join Newcastle on the Record podcast. Both clubs are looking to strike a permanent £10m deal.
Carter-Vickers, 24, has enjoyed the best loan spell of his career at Celtic after joining the club from Tottenham for the 2021-22 campaign. Clocking up 45 appearances, he has helped keep 22 clean sheets and win the title.
With the Champions League group stages on the horizon next season, Celtic are desperate to strike a permanent deal for Carter-Vickers. SBI Soccer say a fee of £10million could be paid with add-ons – but Newcastle are keen.
Discussing a move to Celtic or elsewhere for the USA star, Sutton asked why Carter-Vickers would ignore the lure of the Champions League and trophies to join Newcastle. An interesting summer, for Carter-Vickers, awaits.
“Champions League football is there – what an incentive. If I’m Carter-Vickers and I get the opportunity to go to Newcastle for example. Why would I want to go to Newcastle? Other than for the money,” Sutton said.
“Newcastle have been brilliant – absolutely outstanding. But there is the opportunity to play Champions League football. That’s where you want to be. They don’t have the qualifiers, that’s a massive incentive.”
Sutton questions Carter-Vickers joining Newcastle over Celtic
Either way, Tottenham are the ones laughing. They are getting a decent fee for a player that is out of contract next summer. Having done okay in six separate loans in the Championship, £10million looked unrealistic.
Now, they are set to receive a fee and with numerous clubs interested – Spurs could be the beneficiaries of a bidding war. While Sutton is right, Celtic is a more-exciting move right now, Newcastle will get there over time.
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