CCV contract extension would be best business in January window

Getting Cameron Carter-Vickers on a new deal would be one of the best deals this window…

Cameron Carter-Vickers  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s been whispers that Cameron Carter Vickers has been offered a new and improved deal to extend his stay at Celtic Park, amid ongoing speculation of interest front likes of Premier League sides West Ham and Brentford.  If it’s true and it happens then it’s a positive and most welcoming move indeed.

Celtic’s ‘Big Strong Man’ is the best defender in the country by a distance and the best to have graced the Hoops since Virgil Van Djik.

His presence and leadership at the back is priceless to us and one that we don’t want to lose. There were of course rumours of interest from several EPL clubs for the American international, but thankfully it turned out to be just mere speculation at this stage but that’s not to say that Celtic’s resolve will not be tested before the window closes.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic reacts after scoring the opening goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Hibernian FC at Celtic Park Stadium on December 06, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It doesn’t mean that a bid won’t be made in this window or the next as many clubs will undoubtedly be interested in acquiring the big man’s signature. He’s a quality player and many clubs will naturally be looking at him.

That makes it all the more important that we tie him down on a new improved deal. It not only gives us a bit of security regarding his transfer value, it also gives us a bit of stability knowing that one of our best players has committed his long term future to the club, giving both the club and the supporters a major boost as we enter a vital part of the season.

CCV is currently under contract until summer 2026 but Celtic would like that extended in the hope that it warns off potential suitors for the foreseeable future. And Brendan Rodgers certainly wants to keep the “Big Strong Man’ at the club.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic celebrates after Kyogo Furuhashi scores during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between theRangers and Celtic on January 02, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“There’s no doubt that Cam is one of the pillars of the team and, of course, we’d want to do that (extend his deal). That will happen in time, I’m sure. There have been talks on that between the club and his representatives so let’s see where it goes,” Rodgers revealed ahead of today’s return to action against Buckie Thistle.

However CCV will NOT return from injury today, instead the Celtic manager revealed that he’s be back for next Saturday’s Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park against Ross County.

Rodgers added, as reported by Daily Record: “From what I’ve seen of Cam, and what I’ve worked with before, he can play at that (Premier League) level. He needed to come away and find the pressures here. But there’s no doubt, especially when I see the likes of Marc Guehi at Crystal Palace because they are similar centre-halves.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic embraces Joe Hart after the team’s victory in the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Cam is of that ilk and he has all the tools. But his happiness is here. Him and his partner absolutely love it at Celtic and we would be very keen to keep him here. He’s very important to us. We’ve had a conversation and he loves it here.

“He’s been around a few clubs down south already but he recognises the magnitude of this club. He’s become a winner at Celtic and he’s settled. He’s been fantastic for us and Cam is a player I want to keep. I’d seen him at clubs before and it was a challenge for him to break into Tottenham’s team. He probably needed to find a home and he’s had that here.”


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