I’m always very perplexed when it come to transfer stories that seem to have been quashed, or certainly proven to be not factually correct.
Like the Cameron Carter Vickers story for example.
Just over ten days ago, the Scottish media [Daily Record] were all aplomb with the news that Celtic would have to pay £10m if they wanted to make Carter Vickers a permanent addition to the Hoops squad.
The details on how that deal would be structured were very sketchy with the article claiming tow extra addons would force up the price.
We don’t know what these addons actually are and almost a fortnight later, there is still no clarity on that claim.
However, as Vital Celtic revealed just last week, a Tottenham podcaster John Wenham, who specialises in the transfers of his club rubbished those claims when he said, “I just cannot see that being the figure.
“I know for a fact Tottenham would have sold him for £2.5million in the summer.
“Tottenham were also happy to sell him for that much in the past.
“There is no way Tottenham are asking for £10million, that’s ridiculous.
“I reckon it will be between £2.5million or £3million.
“That £10million figure is totally wide of the mark.”
And Sky Sports pundit, Danny Mills, was of the same opinion when he claimed that Tottenham would also be likely to accept HALF of that quoted £10m fee.
So why then has trusted journalist Pete O’Rourke made a strange claim on major sporting site Give Me Sport about Carter Vickers transfer fee?
Speaking to the site, O’Rourke claimed ,“Cameron Carter-Vickers has made a big impression since his loan move from Tottenham, but I’m not sure if Celtic could reach that £10m valuation that Spurs are looking for a permanent deal, though.”
Pete is normally right on the money with his transfer predictions so I suppose it is a balance of choosing which source you trust more?
Let’s just hope this is one story Pete has wrong………..