CELTIC defensive anchorman Cameron Carter-Vickers has pledged his future to the Hoops after signing a bumper new five-and-a-half-year contract.

The 26-year-old USA World Cup centre-back has agreed terms until 2029 to put a halt to transfer speculation from across the border.

Carter-Vickers has become a massive favourite with the Parkhead faithful after signing a permanent deal in the summer of 2022 after an initial impressive season-long loan from Spurs.

The champions met the the option-to-buy fee of £6million to make the switch permanent.

IN CONTROL…Cameron Carter-Vickers patrols the Celtic defensive back-line.

The Southend-born back-four operator has scored five goals in 101 first-team appearances – with one coming on his debut against tomorrow’s opponents Ross County in the east end of Glasgow.

The new Bhoy struck against the stubborn Highlanders and Albian Ajeti claimed a double in the side’s 3-0 victory.

Carter-Vickers said: “I am really delighted to sign this new contract with Celtic. I have loved everything about the club from day one and I am so pleased to have been part of some real successful times across the last few years.

“You always play the game to win – and being part of some great winning moments with Celtic has been really big for me, a real honour.

“I have had a great welcome and support from the Celtic fans ever since I came here.

“We all know the love and passion our fans have for the club, there is nothing better than playing at a packed Celtic Park and I am delighted to be playing my football here.

A BIG HAND…Cameron Carter-Vickers acknowledges the Celtic support.

“I have really enjoyed working with the manager, the staff and great team-mates and we will all be doing everything we can to bring our fans more and more success over the next few years.”

Beaming boss Brendan Rodgers, speaking to the club website, added: “This is great news for us all that Cameron has extended his contract with the club.

“He has been an absolute rock for us since he joined the club and has played to such a high standard so regularly, week in, week out.

“He has been such a pillar of strength in our defence and a real leader in the team – I know he is held in such high regard, too, by his team-mates.

“His qualities as a player, his personality and his absolute commitment to the game make him a real joy to work with.

“I know Cam loves the club and the city and really has made Celtic his home and we are delighted to have him here with us.

“There has been a lot of talk about the interest in him from elsewhere, but all he has done is get on with his football, decide where he wants to be and we are delighted that he sees his future at Celtic.”

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