By Danny Wright
Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is on the verge of joining English Championship side Sheffield United on a temporary basis, according to a report.
Sky Sports claims that Carter-Vickers, 19, is being loaned out to the Blades to earn first-team experience as Spurs move closer to signing Argentinean centre-back Juan Foyth from Estudiantes after they re-entered talks to sign him.
It is understood that Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder deploys a similar back three formation to Tottenham and that could be another big reason why Mauricio Pochettino has allowed the USA youth international to join the Yorkshire club.
This will be the first time that Carter-Vickers has left Tottenham after joining the club’s academy in 2009.
He has since earned four first-team appearances for the north London club and he featured on the bench for the opening game of this season against Newcastle.
Carter-Vickers isn’t the only defender close to leaving Spurs this summer with the Sun reporting that West Brom are close to signing fringe player Kevin Wimmer.
Football Insider Verdict
Carter-Vickers is one of a high number of young players at Tottenham with bags and potential and it’s about time that he has been offered the chance to get a load of first-team experience under his belt. Sheffield United might not be pulling up any trees in the Championship this season, but Bramall Lane is definitely a good place to develop his skills over the coming season. Carter-Vickers might find it pretty hard to challenge for a spot in the first-team once he returns to London though. With Foyth close to signing and joining up with summer signing Davison Sanchez, Spurs have a great deal of talent to choose from to play in the centre of defence.
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