American sports journalist Larry Henry Jr. has a decent track record when it comes to reporting on the US national team, MLS stars and US internationals playing overseas. He provided the Celtic Star with reports and information on Cameron Carter-Vickers’ interest in Celtic and was found to be very profitable with his information.
So it’s worth sitting back and taking notice when he reports on what the future may hold for the centre-back who could become Celtic and possibly Scottish football’s player of the year. Celtic have an option to buy with Tottenham – the asking price will NOT be the £10m reported by Daily Record a few months ago – but the major issue for Celtic will be competing with the much higher wages on offer to the player by many English prime ministers. League clubs who, according to Larry Henry Jnr, writing on US website SBI Soccer, are now lining up to sign the burly defender who has been so consistent game after game in a Celtic shirt this season.
Cameron Carter-Vickers will have the best offer Celtic can put together, but that’s unlikely to be enough, unfortunately, unless of course the player really wants to stay and continue working with Ange Postecoglou and hopes to gain experience in the Champions League to savor. However, money invariably talks in football and Celtic may end up regretting running out of time trying to sign the player on a permanent deal with Tottenham last summer on transfer deadline day.
Here’s what Larry Henry Jr reported SBI Soccer…
— SBI Soccer (@SBISoccer) March 7, 2022
Cameron Carter-Vickers has excelled for the Scottish Premiership Celtic this season and will have several new suitors interested in his services this summer on a permanent transfer.
Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the headliners of the new quartet of English clubs interested in Carter-Vickers, a source close to the player has confirmed to SBI. Watford and EFL Championship side Bournemouth have also been in contact with Carter-Vickers parent club Tottenham over a permanent transfer for the centre-back and U.S. men’s national team prospect.
Carter-Vickers was previously linked with a move from Tottenham last autumn, as Bournemouth and Newcastle United were among several clubs in talks to acquire the defender. The 23-year-old was instead loaned out to Celtic for the 2021-22 campaign and impressed for Ange Postecoglou’s side throughout the season.
Carter-Vickers has made 33 appearances for Celtic in all competitions, scoring three league goals and registering one assist. He helped Celtic top the Scottish Premiership table in recent weeks and also lifted the League Cup, the first trophy of his first-team career.
Wolves remain in the hunt for a top-five spot in the English Premier League, sitting in eighth place with 40 points. Leicester City sit 12th and 12 points clear of the relegation zone while Watford have struggled for most of the league season, currently being three points from safety.
Carter-Vickers spent the 2020-21 season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, making 26 appearances for the south coast club. He helped the Cherries reach the promotion playoffs that season before suffering elimination at Swansea City.
Carter-Vickers has earned eight caps for the USMNT to date with his last appearance in June 2019.