By Noel Whelan

28th Jan, 2020 | 5:00pm

Exclusive: Spurs 22yo will be 'on phone to Agent' amid late transfer drama - pundit claim

Noel Whelan has claimed Tottenham will be glad to bin defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and he’ll be “on the phone to his agent” trying to seal a late-window exit.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United forward claimed that the 22-year-old needs to seek regular first team football if he is to further his career.

As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs have opened talks to sell the centre-back, with £4 million set to be enough to clinch his exit.

The USA international spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Championship side Stoke City, but was recalled by his parent club after falling down the pecking order with the Potters.

When asked whether his next move away from Spurs should be a permanent one during an interview with Football Insider, Whelan responded: “Yeah, I think so.

“He’s been allowed to go out on loan anyway, which tells a story in itself. It’s not happened at Stoke. He’s tried, he’s been given his opportunity, but now it seems the new manager’s to really having him.

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“Again, you get recalled back, he’s not going to get into the Tottenham squad, he’s not going to be a Jose Mourinho centre-half, he’s got a lot of competition, he’ll be way down the pecking order.

“Again, someone who needs to be playing first team football because he still needs to get into that American squad as well. It’s very difficult. You always want to be at a big club, but there’s no point being at a big club if you’re not part of the plans.

“He’ll be one on the phone to the agent, the club will want to get shot of him, he’ll want to start playing first team football. Again, something that both parties will want to happen very quickly.”

Carter-Vickers managed 12 league appearances during his time with Stoke, but hadn’t featured for the club since the end of November.

To date, he has just four first team appearances to his name for Spurs, with the most recent of those coming in January 2017.

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