Stoke City have confirmed defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is to return to Tottenham Hotspur next month.
The struggling Championship outfit have taken the decision to let the 21-year-old return to his parent club.
In recent weeks, the USA international has not been making matchday squads for the Potters, with the appointment of Michael O’Neill last month not doing him any favours.
His last appearance came against Blackburn Rovers on November 30.
A brief club statement read: “The US international defender made 15 appearances for the Potters, including 14 starts, after moving to the bet365 Stadium in August.
“The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Cameron for his efforts and wish him every success for the future.”
Presumably, Carter-Vickers will have talks regarding his immediate future upon returning to Spurs.
Also returning to Spurs is Jack Clarke, who signed for the club from Leeds United in the summer. The teenager was supposed to be spending the entirety of 2019/20 back at Elland Road, but has been recalled early.
TBR’s view – Spurs should seek to sell
Having had stints at Sheffield United, Ipswich and Swansea as well as Stoke over the past couple of years, Carter-Vickers has had plenty of chances to impress.
Unfortunately though, he might not have done enough to convince he can be a member of the first-team.
With his contract with the club expiring in the summer of 2021, it could be in the club’s best interest to try and sell next month just so they can get at least a small fee for him.