Celtic tipped to open new talks with Tottenham after 'staggering' Carter-Vickers update
Noel Whelan has tipped Celtic to renegotiate a deal to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham at the end of the season.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he could not see the Bhoys splashing out big on the 23-year-old.
As reported by the Daily Record on Tuesday (30 November), the total cost of triggering Carter-Vickers’ purchase clause will be in excess of £10million.
The report states the initial fee is £6million, with two separate add-ons taking the overall number to eight figures.
There has reportedly been no movement from Celtic on triggering the clause.
Whelan suggested the Bhoys would want to renegotiate the terms before trying to sign him up.
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Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “£10 million pounds? Celtic will be very reluctant to be paying anything like that on one player.
“Maybe it’s a case of just getting through the season with him and giving him some game time. Then maybe renegotiating to an amount they can actually pay realistically without putting them in any financial problems.
“They’re going to need to strengthen in other areas as well. That £10million is a big chunk of their transfer budget for one player.
“That’s one that will be on the back burner for sure. They’ll assess it, see where they’re at come the end of the season with Carter-Vickers.
“That’s not going to be the amount they will pay. There’s no way that Celtic will pay £10million for one player. I find that staggering.”
Carter-Vickers has played 17 times for Celtic since joining on loan this summer.
He only has five Tottenham appearances under his belt.