By Russell Edge
Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers still has a potential future at the club but it depends on the club’s transfer activity, according to a reliable journalist.
Alasdair Gold, the Tottenham reporter for football news website football.london, stated in a Q&A on the website (02/10, 14:37/15:40) that the American centre back is still rated by Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino, despite having been shipped out on loan to Sheffield United this season.
Carter-Vickers started the season on the Tottenham bench for their win at Newcastle but was moved to the Blades in a search for first team football, with the 19-year-old scoring on his debut for his loan club.
He has gone on to make four appearances so far as he looks to prove himself to his parent club.
However, with a long list of centre backs at Tottenham already, from the experienced Jan Vertonghen to young summer arrival Juan Foyth, there was concern from Spurs’ fans that Carter-Vickers’ future was looking bleak.
Gold responded cryptically on football.london’s website, saying: “Carter-Vickers needs to have a great year at Sheffield United and come back a more hardened, experienced player.
“Poch rates him. He just needed first team exposure. Much may depend on who departs next summer as well.”
The defender was grouped with another Tottenham fringe man out on loan, Josh Onomah, with Gold saying both could have a future in North London if they impress during their temporary spells.
“I believe both have a future at Spurs if they improve over the course of their loans,” Gold wrote on football.london.
“He (Pochettino) won’t want to give up on them. He will take a look at them next summer on their return and make his decision.”
Carter-Vickers has four appearances to his name for Tottenham having broke through the youth ranks, with his debut coming in a 5-0 win over Gillingham in the League Cup.
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