Manager speaks on possible Tottenham centre-half deal

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Dom Le Roy

Swansea City manager Graham Potter has refused to rule out a possible loan move for Tottenham Hotspur central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The USA international has previously experienced Championship football last season, when he appeared for both Sheffield United and Ipswich Town as part of his footballing education to get regular first-team football.

Carter-Vickers featured regularly during Tottenham’s International Champions Cup campaign in the States due to Juan Foyth missing through injury, while the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen were given extra time off to recover from their World Cup exploits.

The fact that Toby Alderweireld has so far remained a Spur during the summer transfer window has meant that Carter-Vickers remains well down on the defensive pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino.

While the Swansea boss refused to speak specifically about the Spurs player, he did make much effort to squash the rumour.

Potter told Wales Online: “Yes I am (optimistic), I focus on the matches but that will keep going on until August 31.”

When asked about particular names he said: “Nothing to report, we are working all the time. I am not worried, I am focusing on the game tomorrow and we will carry on with trying to strengthen. There are wheels turning and we keep working to strengthen the group. We will keep working.”

“Again I don’t want to speak about guys who are not here. This is just how I am. Nice try! He [Carter-Vickers] is not our player. I would say it is fair we are looking to strengthen at centre-half. Joe and Mike have done well and been positive but clearly from a numbers perspective that is an area we can look to strengthen.

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