Celtic Battling Newcastle In Race To Snap Up American International Defender

Celtic Battling Newcastle In Race To Snap Up American International Defender

Celtic may have to see off English Premier League outfit Newcastle if they want to sign Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers before the transfer window closes, according to reports in England.

The Hoops are said to be interested in securing a loan deal for the USA international but Spurs are looking to offload the player on a permanent basis.

Newcastle are reportedly holding talks with the North London side about Carter-Vickers, although it is not clear at this stage whether they are pursuing the 23-year-old on loan as well.

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou currently has just three recognised centre-backs in his first-team squad. Carl Starfelt and Stephen Welsh are, however, the only ones fit, with Christopher Jullien still sidelined with a knee injury.

You would think, therefore, that the Scottish club would be pursuing other targets if they can’t get Carter-Vickers, but it seems the American is the only centre-half being targeted.