Celtic told to pay 'absolute bargain' price for Carter-Vickers - pundit

By Paddy Kenny

10th Apr, 2022 | 12:00pm

Celtic tipped to strike 'absolute bargain' Cameron Carter-Vickers deal after Sky update - pundit

Celtic have no excuses for not signing Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the defender’s “absolute bargain” price was revealed.

Carter-Vickers, 24, scored the winner as Celtic beat Rangers 2-1 on in last weekend’s Old Firm derby (2 April).

Sky Sports have reported (29 March) Celtic can make the defender’s loan move permanent for £6million with talks already underway about the structure of the deal.

Tottenham insider John Wenham told this site on Monday (4 April) he expects the deal to go through.

Kenny is also sure the deal will happen.

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“He’s still a young lad, he’s only 24-years-old,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He’s been a big player for them this season so it would make sense if they want to keep him around.

“£6million is a drop in the ocean down here, I get it is a lot more money up in Scotland.

“But if they win the league, which they will, then they get the Champions League group stage money.

“That should give them enough to get this deal done and really there are no excuses for not doing it at this point.

“He is a key part of that team and I personally think £6million is an absolute bargain.”

Carter-Vickers has made 39 appearances for Celtic since joining the club on loan from Tottenham.

He has scored four goals and only missed two league games this season.

In other news, Celtic open talks with Gavin Strachan over new contract.