Celtic made the late-night Transfer Window watch worthwhile with the announcement that Cameron Carter-Vickers had been signed on loan from Spurs.
Over the last month Stephen Welsh and Carl Starfelt have developed a playing partnership but beyond those two Ange Postecoglou had very limited options- or Nir Bitton.
Carter-Vickers has been out on loan at six clubs since signing for Spurs in 2015, knowing The Championship inside out should make him fairly comfortable with the demands of the SPFL which is the priority this season for Celtic. Winning the title will almost certainly provide direct access to the group phase of the Champions League.
With the CCV deal completed, with an option to buy next summer, Celtic will now assess the fitness of the 23-year-old while much of their squad is away on international duty.
A week on Saturday Celtic host Ross County before a far more demanding trip to face Real Betis in the Europa League.
With the window closed Postecoglou can focus on squad management and player development, he has a decent grasp now of the expectations and demands of managing Celtic.
Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Josip Juranovic and Liam Scales have added to the defence, Welsh and Tony Ralston have stepped up to the challenge.
After a month of excitement and uncertainty Celtic fans are looking forward to their football again and the chance to see exactly what AngeBall really is.
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Cameron Carter-Vickers joins the Bhoys from @SpursOfficial on a season-long loan with an option to buy ?
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 31, 2021
— Catholic United FC (@CatholicUtdFC) August 31, 2021
Credit where credit is due ……. for me this has been a great window ?? now raid the J League in January ????
— James McAllister (@jimmomc7) August 31, 2021
— Jack (@JShaw1888) August 31, 2021
BOOM that’s how it’s done ??????? now we are talking ??
— Kelly (@kellybaby3) August 31, 2021
Looks a big unit, if he can play a bit, it’s exactly what we need
— Boob Rondo (@BoobRondo) September 1, 2021
Fair play lads, thought Jota and Giakoumakis was our lot for tonight.
— Kev Murray (@KevMurrayOff) August 31, 2021
Yesssssssssssss Welcome Cameron? pic.twitter.com/V0o78mTrJ2
— D Mcguire (@DMcGCfc1888) August 31, 2021
Great work… Fantastic window
— CELTIC NATION???? (@CelticNation67) September 1, 2021
— Your Best Friend (@ColinRossWilson) August 31, 2021
Ignore bitter Spurs fans. CCV will be great for you, he’s suited to the SPL, he’s an absolute unit and did well in the championship, he doesn’t hide from a challenge and decent in the air for a slighter shorter than average CB. I’ll be keeping an eye on his progress. Good luck!
— jay (@JaySpursandJunk) August 31, 2021
Loan with an Option to buy? What a transfer window ?
— Fan of Valentina ????????? (@Fanofvalentina3) August 31, 2021
Great window. Can’t complain! Well done!! ???
— EsJay ? (@EsJayHH) August 31, 2021