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Cameron Carter-Vickers admits he’d enjoy another Championship loan

The American has been on loan at Sheffield United and Ipswich Town this season.

Mathew Nash

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This season has been an important one for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers. The American defender has played the most football in his senior career so far this term.

Firstly, he was sent out on loan to Championship newcomers Sheffield United. Midway through the season that loan spell ended and Carter-Vickers was sent to Ipswich Town to continue his development.

It has been a great campaign for his development, playing in 32 games overall for both clubs combined.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Cameron Carter-Vickers of Sheffield United and Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United at Loftus Road on October 31, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Now his attention is turning to next season. Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times the American international has admitted that his future lies mostly in the hands of parent club Tottenham Hotspur:

“I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been my first full season playing senior football and I’ve learnt a lot and like to think I’ve improved as a player.

“I’m not sure (what’s next) because that’s not really my decision – it’s for Tottenham. All I know is that I’m going back to Tottenham for pre-season and see what happens from there.

He did, however, admit a move back to Portman Road would be more than welcome:

“Yeah, definitely (I’d return to Ipswich).

“I want to play football so if the opportunity comes and the manager at Tottenham says he doesn’t need me and the opportunity to play football again in the Championship comes up then I will be up for it.”

So what do Spurs do with the talented but raw defender?

There is one school of thought that he should get a Spurs chance. Toby Alderweireld could leave this summer and Carter-Vickers may be considered as an in-house replacement for the Belgian.

But that would probably not be the best move. Carter-Vickers is an excellent talent with all the attributes to become a Premier League defender. But there are still some major creases in his game to iron out.

Tottenham Hotspur’s English-born US defender Cameron Carter-Vickers (R) jumps to win a header during the English FA Cup third round football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane in London, on January 8, 2017. / AFP / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

His spell at Sheffield United, for example, started exceptionally, but his form dipped with the Blades which saw game-time diminish. It is why Tottenham recalled him.

Asking Carter-Vickers to be a Premier League and Champions League option next season for Spurs is therefore too much of a task.

Another loan deal is the best option, although perhaps a Premier League team would be best for his development rather than returning to the Championship.

One day, CCV can become a Spurs regular. But he must be managed correctly in order to do so. A loan spell in the Premier League next season would be the ideal scenario.

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Tottenham Hotspur round-up: Striker offload, Martial U-turn and Vertonghen wanted

All the latest news and gossip from Tottenham Hotspur.

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Striker offload

Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their attempts to remove Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente from the club.

The London Evening Standard is reporting that Tottenham are hoping to raise as much as £30 million in fees by selling the two striker flops.

Spurs signed Dutch international Vincent Janssen in the summer of 2016 but he failed to have an impact and spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce. Llorente arrived as his replacement from Swansea but also struggled.

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Martial u-turn

Tottenham target Anthony Martial will now be allowed to leave Manchester United, according to reports.

The Guardian claim that United manager Jose Mourinho has performed a U-turn and wants the unhappy Frenchman sold this summer.

Tottenham have previously been keen but United want £80 million and would rather sell to foreign parties Bayern Munich or PSG.

Vertonghen wanted

PSG are keen on Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. As reported by Les Parisien the French champions are looking to bring in a new central defender this summer who can also play in other roles.

The Belgian is the perfect option but Tottenham would seem very unlikely to sell. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is also on their list.

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Everton round-up: Richarlison medical, Digne price-tag, Klaassen bid

All the latest news and gossip from Everton.

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Richarlison medical

Richarlison has completed his medical at Everton and is set to join on a £50 million deal from Watford in the next 24 hours.

Marco Silva worked with the Brazilian last season and was keen to reunite with him this summer.

An initial fee of £35 million is set to be paid for the player but clauses will take the overall price-tag nearer to £50 million.

That will make it a club record, ahead of last summer’s £45 million signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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Digne price

There have been conflicting reports today in Spain regarding recent reports in England over Lucas Digne. The Mirror recently claimed Everton had agreed a £22 million fee for the French international.

However, that does not appear to be the case.

According to Sport, Everton have offered Barcelona just €10 million (£8.9m) for the player, with Barcelona wanting €16 million (£14.3m).

Everton currently have a delegation in Spain trying to thrash out a deal for the left-back.

Klaassen wanted

German side Werder Bremen want Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen. Kreiszeitung are reporting that the Bundesliga side are hopeful of signing the former Ajax captain in a £11.6 million deal this summer.

That would be a huge £12 million reduction on the £23.6 million Everton paid Ajax for the player last summer.

Klaassen failed to find his form at Everton and is expected to depart this summer.

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Jose Mourinho interest should spring Tottenham into Harry Maguire action, using Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham would be better off losing the Belgian now and bringing in England’s World Cup star.

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Manchester United are the latest team being linked with a move for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. According to The Telegraph, Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the England World Cup hero and is readying a move.

Any deal would cost in excess of £50 million. The Mirror suggest he will cost £65 million and see the futures of Marcos Rojo. Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones jeopardised.

Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with Maguire this summer and this development should jolt them into action.

Spurs could have the upper hand in this race, as they have a player Mourinho may want even more than Maguire.

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United are known to be very keen on Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld. The 29-year-old’s contract stand-off with Spurs has seen him linked with an exit this summer. Tottenham are standing firm on any asking price. The latest reports suggested that fee was £75 million.

But, in the long run, allowing Alderweireld to go for cheaper could be a stroke of genius from Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Alderweireld is a far more ‘Mourinho’ player and the Manchester United boss would surely prefer him to Maguire. If Levy and Spurs allow the Belgian to go at a cheaper price it would leave the path clear to lodge their own bid for Maguire.

Tottenham would be ridding themselves of a contract rebel who, despite his brilliance, is nearly five years older than the England hero. In return, they would get Maguire, who would suit their style of play perfectly – especially if Mauricio Pochettino decides on playing a back-three.

A little convoluted? Perhaps. However, this could end up being the best case scenario for Tottenham.

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