Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has refused to be drawn on whether he will join the Hoops on a permanent basis.
The USA international played a crucial role in helping his team win the Scottish League Cup yesterday evening but, when asked after the match about a potential move, the centre-back said talks are unlikely to take place before the summer:
“I am enjoying my time up there and it is all going well. But I think like you said, I think it is a bit too early. It’s not fully down to me as well. So it is obviously discussions that will have to be had at the end of the season.”
There have been reports that Celtic do have an option to buy Carter-Vickers from Tottenham for a fee that could rise to £10m, including add-ons, but that figure has been disputed.
What isn’t in doubt, though, is the 23-year-old’s impressive performances since he joined the club on loan. He was, again, excellent last night, making a number of vital clearances against Hibs.
Carter-Vickers is unlikely to have a future at Spurs so you would expect that he would be open to joining permanently but it seems the player is not focused on his future plans currently.