Expert issues 'laughable' claim as Celtic forced to pay £7.5m extra for Cameron Carter-Vickers
Tottenham have been “very clever” to sell Cameron Carter-Vickers for a fee that could reach £10million.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Spurs have negotiated an up-front fee of £6m that could rise by a further £4m with add-ons.
On 29 December, Wenham told this site Carter-Vickers could have been signed for around £2.5million in the summer of 2021.
He has now praised Spurs for negotiating such a high fee.
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“As I have said before, we were happy to let him go for around £2million last summer,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“His form while out on loan has accelerated his value and Tottenham have very cleverly inserted these add-ons that could take the deal to £10million.
“And fair play to Cameron, he has gone up there and earned his stripes. He is now back in the USA squad as well.
“Sometimes players don’t work out at certain clubs. He has eight or nine pre-seasons with Tottenham but he has never been able to convince four or five managers that he is good enough.
“Good luck to him and I’m delighted we have got the money early doors.
“If you had asked any Tottenham fan last summer that we would be getting £10million for Carter-Vickers, they would have laughed at you.
“So, fair play to the boy, he’s gone there and he is another success story from our academy.”