By Dominic Toner

Jurgen Klinsmann has revealed that Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is firmly in the picture to play for the senior USA team.

The 18-year-old is captaining the USA Under-20s team during the international break, who are competing in a mini tournament with Germany, Holland and hosts England.

USA manager Klinsmann has revealed that Carter-Vickers is an exciting player and expects him to progress through the international ranks.

The centre-back is yet to represent USA at a senior level and is still eligible to play for England.

“Absolutely Cameron is in our picture,” Klinsmann said on a Facebook Q&A. “He’s a very exciting young player coming through the ranks, but he also needs to break into things slowly, get into the team and get some minutes, which he did the other day in a cup game.”

The English FA could still make a shock move to try convince Carter-Vickers to devote his future to the Three Lions.

The commanding centre-back is regarded as one of the greatest young talents at White Hart Lane and is expected to have a big future with the club.

Carter-Vickers made his Spurs debut this season in the 5-0 win over Gillingham and was hailed as “fantastic” afterwards by his manager Mauricio Pochettino.

He has also been named in Pochettino’s Premier League squad on five occasions this campaign, but is yet to make his debut in the top-flight.

In other Tottenham news, Harry Redknapp has delivered his verdict following the win against Manchester City.