More potential transfer news on the outgoing front. The BBC’s Ian Dennis just tweeted that young Tottenham hotspur central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is set to head to Stoke City in the Championship
on a permanent deal on loan before the close of the transfer window. The deal loan fee is expected to be around £6m.
Carter-Vickers, an English-American defender who is committed to the USA national team, was once considered one of the strongest players to come out of Spurs’ academy in his class, but he’s never been able to crack Spurs’ starting lineup and has been sent off on loan the past couple of years, most recently to Swansea. He’s a solid Championship caliber player, however, and there were a number of Championship clubs that were interested in him, including Leeds United.
But Stoke appears to be the club that’s going to land him. It’s a good move for everyone — he looks unlikely to get serious minutes at Spurs, but should have a solid career, and I still think he’s the kind of guy who could develop into a Premier League quality player.
As always, we’ll wait for the official announcement. There are a lot of those coming, apparently!
Update [9:12AM ET]: So the reports of a permanent transfer were apparently premature. I’m reading now that Cam’s move is another loan, with a £6m loan fee.
Update 2 [10:00AM ET]: Done deal! The loan is completed.