Celtic news: Pundit issues emphatic Cameron Carter-Vickers verdict after source's record-breaking reveal
Noel Whelan has insisted Cameron Carter-Vickers is well worth his potential £10million fee after a “fantastic” maiden season at Celtic.
The former Leeds and Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 24-year-old has been a “revelation” at Parkhead since replacing Kristoffer Ajer last summer (2021).
Celtic confirmed the permanent signing of Carter-Vickers from Tottenham on Friday (10 June) – with 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.
A total outlay of £10million would make Carter-Vickers the most expensive incoming of all time in the Scottish Premiership – according to Transfermarkt.
Whelan suggested the defender could reach new heights after completing a permanent move to the Glasgow giants.
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“He’s not even in his best years right now,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“I really do believe that is money worth spending. He was fantastic last season after coming in – he fixed a lot of issues that Celtic had in that defence.
“Ajer left but Carter-Vickers stepped in and has been a revelation for them. He can even get on the scoresheet as well, as we’ve seen a number of times.
“He seems to be someone out there that can lead, talk, and organise. That makes him even more worth that £10million fee.”
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.