By Paddy Kenny

16th Jun, 2022 | 10:56am

Cameron Carter-Vickers: 'Massive' Celtic deal lauded amid £40m claim - pundit

Cameron Carter-Vickers is an “excellent” signing for Celtic despite his big fee.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Hoops’ latest signing.

Celtic confirmed the permanent signing of Carter-Vickers, 24, from Tottenham on Friday (10 June).

The United States international signing a four-year deal after a successful loan spell in the 2021-22 campaign.

A Spurs source told Football Insider the following day (11 June) that Celtic have negotiated an up-front fee of £6million that could rise by a further £4million with add-ons.

Kenny insists this is a good deal for the club after securing the funds that come with a Champions League place in the 2022-23 season.

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“It’s massive, they have that Champions League money,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It just shows what getting that money can do with the club able to sign him at that price.

“They have that to spend after getting into the Champions League and getting that £40million, whatever it is.

“He’s an excellent signing after what he did last season, helping Celtic win the title.

“He’s only 24 years old and he has played over 100 games in his career, it’s a great investment.”

Carter-Vickers made 46 appearances across all competitions during the 2021-22 campaign.

The defender scored four goals as the Hoops lifted the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup.

In other news, finance guru claims Celtic face “difficult” talks with Man City chiefs as transfer deal on the cards.