The rumors were correct! Just hours after reports that Tottenham Hotspur’s teenage center back prospect Cameron Carter-Vickers was preparing to head on loan to Sheffield United, the club confirmed the move, along with a new contract for Cam.
.@cameroncv2 has signed a new contract with the Club until 2020 & has joined @SUFC_tweets on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. pic.twitter.com/LsGU0ps548— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2017
CCV is the second high-profile youth prospect to head out on loan this season after Josh Onomah, who is currently playing for Aston Villa. As we said yesterday, this is a good loan for Cam. He gets to play in a back three formation with the Blades, and will get invaluable first team experience at a decently high level. It’s exactly what he needs right now in order to hopefully kick on to the next level.
While some fans may question the loan considering Spurs are also likely to bring in Juan Foyth before the end of the transfer window, it makes sense if you think about it. Pochettino likes to keep his talented youngsters around to learn his system, but Cam’s been part of Spurs’ setup for years now. What he needs is match time, and he’ll get it. Foyth, by contrast, would come in and need individualized training in Tottenham’s system, something he’ll get via Premier League 2 matches and perhaps the occasional cup competition.
Good luck to Cam. Sheffield is newly promoted to the second division, and with luck he’ll be able to slot right into the side.