Tottenham Hotspur's Youth Academy is full of exciting young players that we all cannot wait to see on the senior squad. While everyone wants to see someone like Marcus Edwards start breaking defenders' ankles with skill, one of the best prospects in the academy is central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Today, the club is happy to announce to us that Cameron has inked a new deal with Tottenham Hotspur through 2018.
This is important for a couple of different reasons:
1) Cameron is an absolute beast of a defender who is playing beyond his years. He's only 17, but the youngster has matured and looks more like a well built senior player already.
2) After losing Ismail Azzaoui earlier this season to VfL Wolfsburg, there was concern about getting the best prospects locked down so that they don't leave the club. This confirms that the club are doing just that.
How good is CCV? He captained the United states in the U-20 World Cup at 17 years old. He is also a part of the United States U-23 squad that is trying to qualify for the Olympics. To be on both of these squads at his age is truly astounding and shows just how great of a prospect he is. If you get a chance, check out the U.S. Soccer highlights from the U-20 World Cup and watch him. His positioning, aerial ability, and leadership are all prominent in just about any of their highlights.
The one thing we do not know about this contract, however, is what type of contract it is. One would have to assume that this is a Senior contract, given that its running through 2018. If this is the case, then CCV may be looking at a loan deal in January to get him some playing time away from a youth squad. This is speculation, of course, but it's exciting stuff. We talked about the future for Cameron in our youth ratings during the off-season, and there's no reason to believe that Cameron can't work his way into the top squad in the next couple of season if he continues this insane progression that he's gone through the last couple of years.
For now, let's get excited about this and see what happens with the American youth international.