Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he will go into talks about seeing if a deal can be reached for Cameron Carter-Vickers to return to North London.
Carter-Vickers, 19, is currently on a season-long loan deal at Championship high-flyers Sheffield United, but Pochettino has admitted that there is a possibility that he could be recalled due to the shortage of defensive options he has at Wembley.
Toby Alderweireld is ruled out of action until February with a serious hamstring injury he sustained in November while Davinson Sanchez is currently one-third of the way through a three-game suspension.
Jan Vertonghen is also walking a suspension tightrope and is just one booking away from accruing his fifth of the campaign, resulting in a one game ban.
Pochettino’s preferred formation utilises a back three but with such limited options, he faces the prospect of clashing with Manchester City with just Eric Dier and Juan Foyth as his only centre-back options if Vertonghen is booked against Brighton on Wednesday night.
And now, Pochettino has admitted that he is thinking about a recall for Carter-Vickers.
“It’s a decision we need to talk about in the next few days. The decision with Cameron is more about his development than if we need or don’t need some more centre-backs in the squad,” he said, as quoted by Yahoo Sport journalist Ben Pearce on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday.
#thfc Pochettino on Cameron Carter-Vickers: "It’s a decision we need to talk about in the next few days. The decision with Cameron is more about his development than if we need or don’t need some more centre-backs in the squad."
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) December 12, 2017
Carter-Vickers, who is known for his physical presence in defence, has made 13 appearances in the Championship for Sheffield United this season.
The powerhouse even scored on his debut for the Blades in a 1-0 win against Bolton in September.
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