USA assistant boss heading to Glasgow Derby to watch Cameron Carter Vickers

Cameron Carter-Vickers will be spending this week fully focused on this weekend’s Glasgow Derby and a chance to clinch the league title, however with the not insignificant matter of a World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year there is a further incentive for the on-loan Spurs man to hit the right notes this weekend, as USA assistant boss Anthony Hudson will be in attendance at Celtic Park to run the rule over Celtic’s centre half for boss, US coach Gregg Berhalter.

Cater-Vickers has already gained 8 caps for his national team, but with a stop start nomadic career on loan the Celtic stopper hasn’t played for the national team since 2019. That may be about to change, and at just the right time, if Anthony Hudson likes what he sees and ends a glowing report back to Berhalter this weekend.

Much like Jota, Carter-Vickers loan deal with the Hoops has an option to buy attached, and given his form for Celtic over the course of the season there are few fans who wouldn’t wish to see the loan deal turn into a permanent arrangement. But as with all negotiations it’s a two-way street, and Carter-Vickers will want to be satisfied his career progress can be matched by the club.

With Celtic on the cusp of winning the league title and with it Champions league group stage qualification, the level of football Carter-Vickers would be playing at would take a leap from the English Championship merry-go-round loan deals he’s had at Spurs prior to joining Celtic. That would certainly be a stage the USA national team would approve of and as such Carter-Vickers international aspirations could certainly be met by remaining in Glasgow.

With the USA bosses now taking a keen interest in Carter-Vickers after three years in the international wilderness, an impressive performance in this weekend’s Glasgow Derby may not only see Carter-Vickers lift a league title, it may also see him back in the reckoning for an international call-up and a chance of appearing at a World Cup. There are not too many clubs who would give a player that kind of platform, and would certainly be food for thought for the Celtic defender when it comes to choosing his next destination.

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