At the start of January, young English-American center back Cameron Carter-Vickers was recalled from his season-long loan at Sheffield United to return to Tottenham Hotspur. Now, it appears he’s going back out on loan for the remainder of the season, but with a different Championship club — Ipswich.
At the time of his return, we weren’t sure what cutting his Sheffield loan short meant for Cam. He was reportedly doing well with the Blades, though there was talk online said that he had started to trail off in recent performances. Other murmurs coming out of the club suggested that Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t happy with his development at Sheffield, which is why he cut the loan short.
Going back out to another Championship club seems to confirm the latter part of that, at least. Carter-Vickers isn’t going to be featuring much with Spurs’ first team and needs first team minutes in order to have a chance in the future. I don’t know why exactly Spurs opted to do the switch to Ipswich from Sheffield, but it’s possible that the Blades’ style of play didn’t suit what they wanted Cam to do in the future.
Ipswich are solidly mid table in the championship, sitting 12th. Let’s hope that CCV can integrate himself quickly into Mick McCarthy’s side and can start getting regular minutes quickly.