Why Tottenham should have sold Cameron Carter-Vickers instead of loaning him out
According to Daily Echo, Tottenham have loaned out Cameron Carter-Vickers to AFC Bournemouth. A host of Championship clubs such as Swansea were interested in the 22-year-old Spurs man but Bournemouth ultimately edged them out.
Cameron Carter-Vickers joined Tottenham’s academy at the age of 11 back in 2009 and made quick progress through the ranks before making his first-team debut during the 2016-17 campaign. He featured in four domestic cup games for his boyhood club that season but hasn’t made a single senior appearance for the Lilywhites in over three years.
Instead, the United States international has spent time on loan at five different clubs – Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, and Luton Town over the past three seasons, accumulating a total of 92 appearances in England’s second-tier so far (source – Transfermarkt).
Carter-Vickers represented the United States at U-18, U-19, and U-23 levels earlier in his career before making his senior international debut back in 2016. He has since accumulated 8 caps for his nation.
Spurs should have sold him instead of loaning him out
For a player who hasn’t featured for Spurs since the 2016/17 season, it made no sense for them to keep the player on their books and loan him out again. Spurs did end up shipping out the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth. That was leaving the team without sufficient cover at the back.
However, they did end up signing Joe Rodon from Swansea (source – Express). Now that the team has enough centre-backs on their roster for this season, they really did not need Cameron Carter-Vickers. Yes he is not in the team but it’s only on a temporary basis that he’s out of the club now.
The defender will be back again next season and the club will again have to decide on his future. It is clear that the American has no future at the club and he is just biding his time away on loan spells. This is preventing the player from settling down and establishing himself as a starter.
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Spurs should have sold the player and ended the whole situation then and there. They would have received some cash to balance the books and wouldn’t have to deal with the player come the end of the season.