Tottenham tipped to accept cut-price Carter-Vickers bid as Celtic and Newcastle battle it out - Whelan
Noel Whelan has suggested Tottenham would accept a cut-price deal to sell Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic or Newcastle United.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Lilywhites simply need to get the 23-year-old off the wage bill in north London.
As revealed by Football Insider on Saturday (July 10th), Tottenham have doubled their asking price for Carter-Vickers to £5million after triggering a 12-month extension clause in his contract.
Spurs had wanted £2.5million for the defender in January when he had six months left on his deal.
This site revealed on Friday (July 9th) Newcastle have leapfrogged Celtic in the hunt to sign Carter-Vickers.
Whelan suggested either side may be able to strike a cut-price deal with Tottenham.
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Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think when a player has not been playing at the club that owns him, it looks to me they’re looking to get him out.
“He’s not going to make the grade in the Premier League with Tottenham. But he’ll also be on big wages.
“It makes sense to try and get a player out of the club permanently, no matter what that is. Get him off the wage bill and recoup what they’ve already paid.
“£5million probably would do that I would have thought, possibly even less. Then Tottenham have freed up some wages in a position where they can strengthen as well.
“I think Nuno Espirito Santo will be thinking the same thing. He needs to cut the squad down.
You don’t need players there that aren’t going to make a difference to him.
“He wants to bring in players and use the money wisely on players that can be the difference.”