Celtic tipped to seal '£5m' Carter-Vickers deal new price tag reveal - Mills
Danny Mills has suggested Celtic will look to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers for half his reported £10million asking price.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender claimed Celtic should try and renegotiate with Tottenham a half-price deal for Carter-Vickers.
The Daily Record reported on Wednesday (1 December) the Hoops will have to pay around £10million for the defender, including add-ons.
The 23-year-old is currently on a season-long loan for Spurs and has featured in 17 games for Celtic.
“It’s a lot of money.” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Sometimes these clubs just take a gamble and say ‘Ok, we’ll take him and might pay £10million’. He’s going to have to be outstanding for Celtic to pay that.
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“If they sent him back and said ‘Actually, we’ll give you £5million’. Would Tottenham say no? Unlikely.
“It also depends on what other options they have and of course, what the player wants to do. Does he want to be there?
“It’s always a difficult one. There’s always that balance of wanting to play and getting paid what you think you deserve.
“Does he think he can go somewhere else? Is he happy to stay? Did he see it as a loan as a stepping stone or did he see himself up in Scotland for three or four years? There’s a lot that goes into it.
“I think £10million is a lot, I’d be going in to renegotiate that.
“Realistically, where else is he going to go? There aren’t too many players that go from Celtic or Rangers into the Premier League. Especially loan players who still have a huge point to prove.
“If I was him, I’d use it as an opportunity to get some experience and see if anybody else comes in for him.”