Northern club wants talks over Tottenham centre-back after Pochettino contract revelation - report
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder wants talks with Mauricio Pochettino after the Tottenham manager revealed that there is a break-clause in Cameron Carter-Vickers’ loan contract at Bramall Lane, according to a report.
The Sheffield Star claims that the Blades run the risk of losing Carter-Vickers, 19, in the January transfer window after Pochettino admitted that he would consider recalling the centre-back due to a current shortage of options in that area of his Spurs squad.
Toby Alderweireld will be out of action until February with a hamstring injury while Jan Vertonghen is one booking away from a one-match ban and Davinson Sanchez is currently one-third of the way through serving a three-match ban.
Eric Dier and Juan Foyth could be the only centre-back options available for Spurs to face Manchester City at the weekend if Vertonghen earns a yellow card against Brighton on Wednesday night.
Tottenham can also recall Josh Onomah from his loan spell at Aston Villa if they wish, but Spurs are currently well-stocked in the attacking midfield position.
Carter-Vickers has been ever-present for Northern club Sheffield United this season, making 13 appearances in the Championship and scoring one goal.
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Football Insider Verdict
Spurs are running a bit thin at centre-back at the moment but Pochettino should be alright to allow Carter-Vickers to stay at Bramall Lane. The Spurs boss does prefer to play with three at the back and should put some faith in Foyth to play against Alderweireld and Sanchez. Dier has not been doing so well at centre-back and is better suited to play in front of the back line. Carter-Vickers needs first-team football and if he return from the North then he would no doubt just be getting on to the bench and not earning any minutes for Pochettino. He has done well with Sheff United and deserves the chance to see out the season with them and try to earn promotion.
In other Tottenham news, contact has been made over Spurs’ January target.