Opinion: Spurs should sell this academy player in January while they can

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It was announced this week that Tottenham are to recall Cameron Carter-Vickers from his loan spell at Stoke City, where he has spent the last six months or so (Standard).

Carter-Vickers is now days away from his 22nd birthday, as he approaches the age at which you often know whether a player will make the jump from academy to first-team.

The USA international has made four appearances for Spurs, all coming in the 2016/17 season, but nothing since then.

He has been loaned out four times to Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, and Stoke City, with his most successful spell coming in 2018/19 when he featured 33 times for the Swans (Wikipedia).

I would argue that Carter-Vickers has never shown enough to warrant a chance in the first-team, and he has lacked consistency when loaned out to lower league clubs.

As he approaches 22, I believe it is now time to part with the player and cash in on whatever Spurs can get for him.

With the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Japhet Tanganga, and even Ben Davies and Eric Dier, as well as any additions made in January, there is simply no room for Cameron.

I would say that £5m would be a decent price to get for a player with eight caps for the USA.

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