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Cameron Carter-Vickers signs new Tottenham contract until 2021

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Is this a sign that Pochettino is ready to give Cam a chance in Spurs first team?

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Another day, another new contract for Tottenham Hotspur. The club announced today that 20-year old central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new deal that will keep him a member of Tottenham Hotspur through the 2021 season.

Carter-Vickers has been one of the most hyped players in Spurs’ academy in recent years, but he has found his road to the first team a bit rocky. An English-American and the son of American professional basketball player Howard “Hi-C” Carter, Cam spent the whole of this past season on loan, first a somewhat rocky spell at Sheffield United, and then at Ipswich where he was a regular starter under Mick McCarthy. CCV is a full American international.

Carter-Vickers said his experience this year on loan has helped him improve, telling Spurs’ official website he’s ready to try and stake a place in Spurs’ first team next season.

“I’ve worked hard out on loan this season, trying to get as many minutes and games as I could. I feel like I’ve improved as a player and it’s definitely benefitted me, to be out at Sheffield United and Ipswich. I enjoyed my time at both clubs, the players there and coaching staff there have all been really helpful towards me and helped my development.

“I feel like I’ve improved a lot, though, and it gave me great experience going out on loan. Now I’m looking to kick on. The next step for me is to come back for pre-season, get my head down, work hard and try to impress the manager and as many people as I can.”

Cam is part of a central defense unit at Spurs that includes Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, and (ostensibly) Eric Dier, and with the likely sale of Toby Alderweireld it opens up an opportunity for him to work into the rotation next season. His is the the third new contract signed since the end of the season, after Kyle Walker-Peters and Sanchez.