Pundit suggests when Celtic will complete Carter-Vickers signing from Tottenham after confirmed news
Noel Whelan has tipped Celtic to make Cameron Carter-Vickers wait until the end of the season before deciding over a possible permanent transfer from Tottenham.
The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the 23-year-old had struggled to convince at times during his loan spell.
As quoted by the Daily Record (25th November), Carter-Vickers revealed he has “really enjoyed” life at Parkhead and is “open” to a permanent move.
Celtic have an optional purchase clause to sign Carter-Vickers from Spurs.
However, Whelan suggested the Bhoys would bide their time over the defender.
Asked if he thought Carter-Vickers had done enough to earn a permanent move, Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Well, after Thursday night (v Bayer Leverkusen), probably not.
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“But you can’t just take it on the one game. You’ve got to give him the opportunity to give the full season to Celtic.
“Let’s see what happens. They’ve got a cup final to come up, they’re not far off the top with Rangers in the league. That’s going to be a good battle.
“Maybe being out of Europe frees them up a little bit to concentrate on that. I know it’s an old cliche but Rangers will still be in Europe, that does take its toll.”
Carter-Vickers has played 16 times for Celtic across all competitions this year.
He spent recent seasons out on loan with the likes of Luton Town, Bournemouth and Swansea City.