Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are reportedly keen on turning the loan deal of two players into a permanent deal. It has been reported in the media that Celtic are prepared to turn the loan deals of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Filipe Jota into permanent deals. Both Carter-Vickers and Jota have impressed since joining the Scottish club on loan earlier this season.
United States international defender Carter-Vickers and Portuguese attacker Jota signed for Celtic on loan in separate deals at the start of the season.
American star Carter-Vickers joined Celtic on loan for the current season from North London team Tottenham Hotspur with the option to sign him permanently for £6m and the Scottish cairns have decided to exercise that option. On his part, Jota signed for Celtic on loan for this season from Portuguese giants Benfica with the option to sign him for £6.5m.
Celtic are keen to wrap up the deals for Carter-Vickers and Jota for £12.5m.
Reports in the American media have reported that Carter-Vickers is in advanced talks over a permanent transfer to Celtic this summer. The specific report from SBI Soccer states that it’s a matter of time before Celtic reach an agreement to sign the player though some Premier League teams are keen on signing the player nicknamed ‘The Fridge’ by his teammates. Four Premier League teams are said to be monitoring the situation concerning the defender. The English top-flight teams interested in Carter-Vickers include Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, Burnley and Watford. Also, Bournemouth are also interested in the 24-year-old versatile defender. He spent last season on loan at the English Championship outfit from Tottenham Hotspur.
Earlier in the season, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said they ran out of time to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent deal last summer.
For Jota, Celtic are keen to give him a four-year permanent deal according to the reports in the Scottish media.