Luton Town have set their sights on re-signing Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer, Football Insider understands.
The USA centre-back, 22, has been given the green light by the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to leave permanently after spending the last three seasons out on loan at five different English Championship teams.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Carter-Vickers does not figure in Jose Mourinho’s plans for next season.
This has encouraged his suitors, who include Luton, where the centre-back played a key role in them escaping Championship relegation.
He joined in January and was a mainstay of their side, starting the last 14 matches as Nathan Jones’ team survived after winning three of their final four games.
The second-tier outfit are now keen to take Carter-Vickers back on either a permanent deal or a second loan move.
The Londoners would prefer to get the versatile defender, who has a contract that runs until the summer of 2021, off their wage bill with a full-time move.
It remains to be seen whether Luton can get close to matching his Spurs salary as well as the Premier League outfit’s asking price.
They had valued the eight-times international at £4million in January although that price is likely to have dropped in the wake pandemic.
Carter-Vickers joined Luton on loan after falling out of favour at Stoke City, where he had spent the first half of the season.
He had spent the previous two seasons on loan at Swansea City, Ipswich Town and Sheffield United.
Carter-Vickers has only made four senior Spurs appearances, which all came in his teens, but has racked up extensive experience in England’s second tier.
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