Danny Mills has suggested that Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers will need to leave the club on a permanent transfer as exit talks begin.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the 22-year-old could require a change of scene to further his career.
The centre-back spent the first half of the season on loan at Stoke City, but was recalled by his parent club after struggling to hold down a regular starting role with the Championship side.
Football Insider has learned that talks have begun over Carter-Vickers leaving Tottenham on a permanent basis as they seek a £4million fee.
Mills believes that the US youth international may have to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.
When asked about Carter-Vickers, he told Football Insider: “Sometimes young players, they get a bit of a block.
“They go out on loan and a little bit and they do okay, but you can’t see a way of getting into the first team in any way, shape, or form, even if they’ve done okay.
“Sometimes you just need a complete change, and if you can get that then great.
“But the problem is that some of these young players at Premier League sides will be earning good money – more than what a Championship or League One club are willing to pay or are prepared to match – and you get this standoff.”
Carter-Vickers registered 12 Championship appearances for the Potters during the first half the season, but hasn’t featured for the Championship side since the end of November.
As reported by TEAMtalk, the defender could head out on loan before the transfer window shuts, with a host of Championship clubs keen to snap him up.
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