Sources: Tottenham confident of agreeing Carter-Vickers sale to Newcastle or Celtic after upping asking price
Tottenham are confident of agreeing the sale of Newcastle United and Celtic target Cameron Carter-Vickers despite doubling his asking price from earlier this year, Football Insider understands.
The USA international, 23, is expected to make a permanent Spurs exit after six spells out on loan in the Championship.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club triggered a 12-month extension option in Carter-Vickers’ deal in order to protect his market value and then sell him on this summer.
The club wanted £2.5million for him in January with six months left on his deal, but are now asking for £5m.
That valuation is not expected to be a barrier to a transfer in this window.
This site revealed yesterday that Newcastle have climbed into pole position to clinch the signing of the centre-back.
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He has also attracted strong interest from Celtic, who are in the market for at least two new senior defenders.
The door has closed on Carter-Vickers’ Spurs career even though he is back training at the club’s Hotspur Way headquarters.
But the door is set to close on his Spurs career at the end of the season regardless of how the next few months pan out.
A move would bring an end to a 12-year association with the club.
Carter-Vickers joined the academy as an 11-year-old and made his senior debut as an 18-year-old in the EFL Cup.
He subsequently made only three more first-team appearances before failing to dislodge the established centre-backs.
The Southend-born youngster has spent the last four seasons out on loan.
He had spells at Swansea City, Ipswich Town, Sheffield United, Stoke City and Luton Town before joining Bournemouth on the final day of the domestic window last October.