By Danny Wright

14th Dec, 2017 | 2:46pm

Manager confirms talks over Tottenham January defender deal

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that he has been in talks with Tottenham about Cameron Carter-Vickers’ loan deal after Mauricio Pochettino hinted he may recall the defender in January.

After it was revealed that Toby Alderweireld was sidelined until February with a hamstring injury, Pochettino suggested that he he could recall Carter-Vickers, 19, in January in order to add depth to his centre-back options.

However Wilder has now made it clear that he doesn’t believe such a deal will come to a fruition and is in the belief that Carter-Vickers will remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the season.

“It is their right, because that’s their football club and they have to do best by their football club,” said Wilder when discussing the Spurs loanee to BBC Radio Sheffield.

“I don’t believe they will recall him. We have had a conversation with Tottenham. The question got asked to their manager ‘if they had a big injury crisis would you recall him’, of course you would.”

Carter-Vickers has made 13 appearances in the Championship for Sheffield United this season and even scored on his debut for the Blades in a 1-0 win against Bolton in September.

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Spurs manager Pochettino prefers playing a system that utilises three at the back but Alderweireld’s injury and Davinson Sanchez’s current suspension has forced him to play with a flat back-four with Eric Dier slotting in next to Jan Vertonghen.

Sanchez is has one more game of his three match ban to serve when Tottenham face Manchester City this weekend and the North London side will also be relieved that Vertonghen wasn’t book against Brighton on Wednesday as he is one yellow card away from a one-match ban.

In other Tottenham news, contact has been made over Spurs’ January target.

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