Bournemouth will make an offer to Tottenham to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers permanently, after accepting an offer from Cardiff for Jack Simpson, BBC reporter Kris Temple has claimed.
It was reported by Sky Sports’ journalist Mark McAdam on Saturday night, that the Cherries had accepted a bid from Cardiff worth around £750,000 for Simpson.
Now it seems as though Bournemouth will move quickly to provide long-term cover for Simpson’s impending departure, with a player they are already familiar with.
According to this latest update from Temple, the decision to accept that bid from Cardiff, means that the Cherries are now likely to make an offer to sign Carter-Vickers permanently from Tottenham.
— Kris Temple (@kristemple) January 16, 2021
The 23-year-old joined Bournemouth on a season-long back in the summer transfer window, although injury has contributed to the USA international making just two appearances in all competitions for Jason Tindall’s side this side.
As things stand, there are just six months remaining on Carter-Vickers’ contract with Tottenham, meaning he could leave the North London club for free at the end of this season.
You can understand why Bournemouth would want to make Carter-Vickers move permanent now.
If they are to lose Simpson, as looks likely, then it does make sense for them to move to add another long-term option to their defence.
Given the potential that Carter-Vickers has shown when fit, he would no doubt be a decent option for the Cherries to fill that role.
As a result, you could understand Bournemouth moving quickly to get this done, before another club looks to take advantage of the defender’s contract situation at Tottenham and beats them to it.