Tottenham are prepared to let young American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers leave on loan before Friday’s deadline, according to The Athletic.
Carter-Vickers hasn’t featured for Spurs competitively since an FA Cup tie at the beginning of 2017, but was a regular in pre-season – mainly due to the departure of Jan Vertonghen and injury to Japhet Tanganga leaving Jose Mourinho short for numbers.
However, the 22-year-old hasn’t been involved of Spurs’ eight first-team matches this term – making a sixth EFL loan spell all the more likely before 5pm on Friday.
Carter-Vickers has spent time at Sheffield United, Ipswich, Swansea and City in recent years, although perhaps his most successful stint was during the second half of last season when he helped Luton achieve the great escape on the final day of the Championship campaign.
Luton, along with Bournemouth have both been linked with the USA international, whilst SBI Soccer reported on Friday that Spurs were lining up an offer to Swansea for Carter-Vickers plus cash for Welsh centre-back Joe Rodon.
The young defender is still a Tottenham player as things stand, but the chances of that staying the same before Friday are slim.
Carter-Vickers is miles down the pecking order and wasn’t even included in Mourinho’s Europa League squad which was announced last season, all-but confirming his Spurs exit.
He’s entered the final 12 months of his contract in North London, so his next move could finally be a permanent deal, ending his 11-year stay at the club.