Tottenham defender Carter-Vickers rejected deadline Italy move - sources

By Wayne Veysey

3rd Sep, 2021 | 3:18pm

Sources: Celtic new boy Carter-Vickers rejected deadline-day move from Tottenham to Serie A club after Levy accepted offer

Cameron Carter-Vickers rejected a deadline-day move from Tottenham to Torino, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The USA international, 23, secured a last-gasp loan to Celtic after multiple other options failed to progress.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider that club chief Daniel Levy had accepted a loan bid from Serie A club Torino for Carter-Vickers as they looked to secure him a new team.

But the centre-back knocked back the potential move as he preferred to stay in the UK.

Speaking to Celtic TV, the defender revealed former Spurs player Joe Hart helped to convince him to move north of the border.

Hart moved to Parkhead earlier in the summer and has already established himself as a key player under Ange Postecoglou.

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Carter-Vickers joined Tottenham in 2009 and has made five senior appearances for the club.

One of these came this season in the first leg of the club’s first ever UEFA Conference League match against Paços de Ferreira.

His move to Celtic is the seventh loan deal the defender has been involved in while at Tottenham.

He has never played for a club outside of the UK and spent the majority of his time in the Championship with clubs such as Swansea and Ipswich.

Last season, he spent the campaign with Bournemouth as they failed to get promoted from the Championship.

He became one of three deadline day signings as Celtic secured 12 new players in total this summer.

Carter-Vickers adds much-needed cover across the backline for Postecoglou.

A major overhaul of the defence was needed after a disappointing 2020-21 season saw the club surrender the chance to win a historic tenth league title in a row.

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