Carter-Vickers moves on loan to Sheffield United

Unable to secure a starting spot at Tottenham after spending last season with the first team, 19-year-old Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined League Championship club Sheffield United on a season-long loan.

The move comes after Carter-Vickers, who has represented the USA at the last two U-20 World Cups, extended his contract at Spurs until 2020.

Sheffield United. The Blades won promotion to the League Championship after six seasons in League One. Manager Chris Wilder signed Carter-Vickers after he was unable to secure deals for Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) and Conor Coady (Wolves). Carter-Vickers joins a crew of four other central defenders fighting for playing time in Wilder's 3-5-2 formation.

Tottenham. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated Carter-Vickers could become one of the best center backs in England, but the writing was on the wall when Spius recently signed Colombian Davinson Sanchez from Ajax. Pochettino is also rumored to covet Argentine Juan Foyth of Estudiantes. Two other former Ajax defenders -- Belgians Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld -- are Spurs' first-choice center backs.
3 comments about "Carter-Vickers moves on loan to Sheffield United".
  1. R2 Dad, August 27, 2017 at 1:25 a.m.

    Unfortunately top 10 english teams talk a good game but their development track record is poor relative to the bundesliga these days. Tottenham will be happy with a buy-back clause should they want him back after they sell him. There will be this loan, lots of promises, then another loan in 2018. At which time he should AVOID england with the goal of coming back at age 26 or so.

  2. frank schoon, August 28, 2017 at 9:27 a.m.

    I don't know why anyone sends their talent to England or Scotland to play. Neither country is known for youth development and that is why I DON'T UNDERSTAND, so many English coaches are here in the US working with the youth...HELLO!, this is simply UNBELIEVABLE. As far as youth development goes, I know Bayern's hasn't a player come up through the ranks other than Alaba. In other words, nothing in the past 6 years. Bayern has just announced a whole new training complex for youth development we'll see. And Barcelona has become a joke as far as youth coming through the system to play on the first team. Barcelona seems to be looking to buy and sell, these.

  3. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, August 29, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.

    Frankie - this dude is playing for the US but he's English. Born and raised there. So he wasn't "sent" anywhere.

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