Cameron Carter-Vickers’ career as an on-loan journeyman lower league defender continues. A couple of weeks after concluding his loan at Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur have sent him back out on loan again to the Championship, this time to struggling Luton Town until the end of the season.
Stoke was a mixed loan for Cam. After sitting out the first part of the season, he had a string of 11 starts in 13 matches for the Potters and seemed to be holding his own. I’m not sure what happened to him (Potters watchers can elucidate in the comments if you know) but he fell out of the team and didn’t make the match day squad for the entire month of December, a span of matches.
So Cam’s heading out again, this time to a Luton Town that is, uhhhhh, pretty bad. They’re dead last in the Championship and are in something like a death spiral at the moment. They’re not relegated yet and are only four points from safety, but so in one sense it seems like Cam should probably get plenty of minutes of action. Ironically, Luton are not actually that far behind Stoke in the table.
On the other hand, it’s sometimes not very fun to be sent to a club that’s battling to stay up, and the fact that he’s still not anywhere close to cracking Spurs’ first team is... well, it’s not great.
We’ve been saying it for years but Spurs probably just need to flip this guy for a quick buck and be done with it. I think it’s clear right now he’s not going to make it at Spurs, and while I think he could still be a serviceable Premier League defender it’s not going to be wearing lilywhite.