Cameron Carter-Vickers: Celtic sign American defender from Tottenham

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Cameron Carter-Vickers finally has a new permanent residence.

After spending years on loan from Tottenham, the USA men’s national team centre-back has found a place to stick, moving to Scottish champions Celtic on a permanent transfer after a successful season at Glasgow. Carter-Vickers signed a four-year contract, which will run until the 2026 World Cup which the United States will co-host with Mexico and Canada.

Carter-Vickers, 24, is currently in an American camp preparing for two Concacaf Nations League matches, which he hopes will improve his standing in terms of the 2022 World Cup squad that will travel in Qatar.

“I am so happy to complete my move to Celtic and I really couldn’t be happier,” Carter-Vickers said in a statement. “I have loved every minute of my time at Celtic so far and really wanted to be part of the future of the club.

“We have a fantastic group of players at the club, we have a very good spirit and atmosphere among us and we all worked so hard together to win the league and the League Cup last season.”

UK-born Carter-Vickers joined Tottenham’s youth academy aged 11 and signed for the first team in 2016, but has had more loan spells (seven) than official appearances (five) with Spurs. He spent time with Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, Luton Town and Bournemouth before landing at Celtic, where he made 45 appearances (all starts) for a side that won the double national league cup.

“I am absolutely delighted that the club have finalized the signing of Cameron on a permanent basis,” said Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou. “This is a major acquisition for Celtic, really positive news for us and everyone at the club has worked so hard to make this happen.

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“Cameron has given the club everything so far, showing his true value to the team and the way we play.

“He was essential to our success over the season, such a hardworking player of real quality and he was an absolute model of consistency.

When we identify a player, we always hope they can settle in as quickly and easily as possible, but like so many other players over the course of the season, Cameron fitted in brilliantly at Celtic from the start.

“He’s a great guy, hugely popular and we’re delighted he’s considering his future with us.”

Celtic have a place in next season’s Champions League group stage, giving Carter-Vickers a bigger platform in his quest to advance his career in a meaningful way for club and country over the next few years. next six months.

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