Tottenham Hotspur have a number of talented youngsters out on loan this season, including Marcus Edwards, Kazaiah Sterling, and Cameron Carter-Vickers.
The loan process is an important step in academy player progression, as it allows them to experience regular first-team football.
The likes of Harry Kane and Andros Townsend are great testaments to this system, with the latter having gone out on loan nine times before breaking into the first team.
Cameron Carter-Vickers was sent out to Swansea in the Championship at the start of this campaign, and although it took him a while to settle in, he has since started 22 games and appeared seven times from the bench (WhoScored).
However, the 21-year-old may find it difficult to break into Pochettino’s plans for next season, as the club currently have Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, and Eric Dier in the central defender position.
Swansea City assistant manager Billy Reid has heaped praise on Carter-Vickers for his role this season and even implied that he would want him back next year.
Reid said (Wales Online): “Cameron came here on loan from Tottenham and he had to bide his time to make the team. When he came into the team, he’s made huge progress.
“We asked him to step into the game with the ball and the progress he’s made in that area has been exceptional. He’s been a big, big part of the run we’ve been on.
“He’s a player in the future I’d certainly like to work with. There’s big progress in Cameron over the next couple of seasons.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
While I believe that Carter-Vickers will not get any game time at Spurs next season, if he has been playing well at Swansea, it seems logical to test him at the next level. Spurs should look to loan the player out to a newly-promoted Premier League side for top-flight experience, before assessing whether he has a long-term future at Tottenham.
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