Bournemouth, Celtic, and Newcastle United are the final three teams in the race for Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to US journalist Larry Henry Jr.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan with Bournemouth – his sixth in the last four years – but with just a year left on his deal at Spurs, this summer could see him leave north London permanently.
A string of clubs have been linked with the defender this summer but Henry Jr. has now indicated that the Cherries, Celtic, and Newcastle are the final three in the race for his signature.
Newcastle is still in mix, but going over finances. Celtic has been in talks with Tottenham over a transfer too. Bournemouth’s interest quieted but has since picked back up.
— Larry Henry Jr (@lhenry019) July 7, 2021
Bournemouth were highlighted as frontrunners earlier in the summer, with Carter-Vickers said to be keen to return to the South Coast after impressing in 2020/21.
The centre-back proved a key figure after returning from injury – missing just two Championship games after his debut in January and helping the Cherries reach the play-offs.
The United States international is a product of the Tottenham academy but has only made four appearances for the club in total and not featured for them since the 2016/17 campaign.
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It seems the race for Carter-Vickers signature is down to just three teams and Bournemouth remain in the running.
Given the stature of the other two clubs keen, you feel it would represent a real coup if the Cherries manage to bring the 23-year-old back to the Vitality Stadium.
His salary, £20,000 per week as per Salary Sport, might well prove a stumbling block given money is tight in the EFL at the moment.
However, the defender had success at Bournemouth last year and the prospect of returning there to likely play a key role will surely appeal to him.