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Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers linked with loan to Swansea City or Ipswich Town

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The American could be spending another season in the Championship.

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The transfer deadline has come and gone in England. Players can no longer make permanent moves between clubs, but the window for loans doesn’t close until the end of the month.

Thus, now is the time when Spurs will attempt to loan out some of their players who won’t be getting the necessary minutes with the senior team this season. Cameron Carter-Vickers is undoubtedly one of those players.

According to Inside Wales Sport, CCV is reportedly close to a move to Swansea City.

Graham Potter has been left desperate to sign a centre back following the departures of Federico Fernandez and Jordi Amat on Deadline Day. The moves left the Swans with just two fit senior centre-backs...Swansea undoubtedly need reinforcements at the back and one of Tottenham’s talented youngsters could be the answer.

The London club are happy to allow 20-year-old centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers leave on loan this month. And Swansea are in prime position to snap him up ahead of the loan deadline at the end of this month.

Swansea were of course relegated from the Premier League last season, so this would be another loan to the Championship for Carter-Vickers. CCV made 31 Championship appearances last year as part of loans to Sheffield United and Ipswich Town. He had his ups and downs in Yorkshire, but was apparently quite impressive during his time in Ipswich.

So it’s not surprising that Ipswich are interested in his services once again. Inside Ipswich Town claim that the club from Suffolk are pushing to bring CCV back on another loan.

CCV will turn 21 later this season, but he doesn’t seem to be as nailed on for the Tottenham first team as he once was. Spurs academy is so competitive, and the signing of Juan Foyth last summer significantly bumped Carter-Vickers back on the depth chart.

The American international has played four times for Spurs: twice in the League Cup and twice in the FA Cup. He didn’t impress in any of those senior appearances, which probably also hurt his standing at the club. He was a big part of Tottenham’s preseason tour of the United States, but that was primarily because of his nationality and because of a lack of fit center-backs.

A loan doesn’t mean that Mauricio Pochettino has completely given up on Carter-Vickers, but it does speak to how tough it is to breakthrough into the first team at the club. In order to get to the Premier League CCV may have to get a permanent move and establish himself in the Championship. It’s possible that any loan agreed here could have a clause for a permanent transfer at the end of the season.