Tottenham Hotspur have announced defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined Championship outfit Luton Town on loan for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old academy product is heading back to England’s second tier, after spending the first half of the season at Stoke City.
That move didn’t really work out, with Carter-Vickers making 15 appearances for the Potters but none since November.
The USA international has now headed to Luton to try and get regular minutes, with the club hoping to avoid relegation to League One.
Town are currently bottom of the pile on goal difference, six points adrift of safety.
The loan move is Carter-Vickers’ fifth temporary switch, and one has the feeling it could be his last chance to impress with his contract expiring in the summer of 2021.
The Southend-born centre-back has only ever made four appearances for the Spurs first-team, so he needs a strong stint.
With Jan Vertonghen having not yet penned a new deal there is perhaps some added motivation for him to take his chance with both hands.
That said, the emergence of youngster Japhet Tanganga could make life difficult.
Spurs fans react
Some Spurs fans on social media didn’t seem overly affected by Carter-Vickers’ loan exit, although one or two did express their frustration at the seeming lack of development:
Time to just sell him surely? He’s had more loans than nat west!
— Paul Audere Est Facere (@paulyboym1) January 30, 2020
Had high hopes for this guy 🤦🏻♂️
— Peter Smith (@92pds) January 30, 2020
just let the poor guy go permanently
— big tanguy (@red_fly10) January 30, 2020
He’s gonna be 44 and we’ll still loan him out
— ⚪️ (@leNdombele) January 30, 2020
About time it was permanent isn’t it
— Mick Pedley (@michaelpedley) January 30, 2020
Forgot he existed tbh.
— Matt Turnbull (@mattturnbull7) January 30, 2020
Still think he can become a great CB. Remember watching him play at one of the youth levels v Chelsea and the commentator got bored of saying his name cos he won every header, tackle & block 😂 “there’s Cameron again” “guess who’s won header” “he’s everywhere”
— george b. (@honest_spurs) January 30, 2020
Questionable how much value he will ever really have. None of the teams who loan him ever seem to want to buy or keep 😞
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) January 30, 2020
There was a time when I thought CCV would become what JT appears to have become. I really thought he’d progress into snr team.
— Tony (@MoPoHotspur) January 30, 2020