FORMER Celtic managerial target Eddie Howe is interested in luring Cameron Carter-Vickers to Newcastle.

The 24-year-old defender has been an impressive fixture in Ange Postecoglou’s defence since his deadline-day loan arrival from Spurs.

Carter-Vickers is due to return to the London club when his temporary transfer expires at the end of the month. There is a £6million option for the Parkhead to attempt to buy the centre-back who has just been called up by his adopted nation USA for their international squad after three years in the international wilderness.

A BIG HAND…Cameron Carter-Vickers has won applause during his successful loan appearances for Celtic.

There will be add-ons which is automatic in most contracts and some reports have indicated that could push the eventual fee to £10million, but these stipulations will only be triggered later on down the line of the eight times-capped back-four operator decides to leave Celtic.

Postecoglou has already stated he is keen to keep the Southend-born player, but the personal terms would have to be met if the deal is to be completed, as CQN stated last month.

Now it appears Carter-Vickers has become a target for the St James’s Park club, according to a report in US-based media outlet SBI Soccer.

Howe’s assistant, Jason Tindall, has a good relationship with the defender after his loan switch at Bournemouth when he was manager last season. The south coast club, who bought Ryan Christie for the Hoops, are also showing an interest after they sealed promotion back to the top flight.

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City, Southampton, Burnley and Wolves have also been linked with Carter-Vickers who will have a big decision to make this summer.

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