By Paul Robinson

24th Jun, 2021 | 8:30pm

Robinson backs Carter-Vickers to shine for Celtic next season after reported update

Paul Robinson has backed Celtic to sign Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one claimed the 23-year-old could be a “stabilising force” for the Hoops next season.

Larry Henry Jr of SBI Soccer claimed on Twitter (22 June) that Celtic have shown an interest in signing the USA international.

It is said that Spurs would only be interested in selling the centre-half, as opposed to loaning him out once again.

Carter-Vickers was set to be out of contract later this month but Spurs have taken up the option to extend his deal by 12 months.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if the centre-half would be a welcome addition at Parkhead, Robinson said:

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“I was impressed with him at Bournemouth last season. It was a good loan spell.

“He has got a good amount of experience behind him now. He could be a stabilising force at the back for Celtic next year.

“Obviously it did not work out for Shane Duffy last season and everyone expected him to be a big success when he went up there on loan so there are no guarantees.

“Postecoglou has got a lot of building to do up there but I believe he can get them going again. I like the appointment and I think he is a manager who can unite the club once again.

“Signing someone like Carter-Vickers would be a great start because he could sure up the defence. The quicker they get their back four and goalkeeper sorted out the better really.”

In other news, Celtic make approach to sign £15m-valued attacker on a free next week.