Tottenham released their new player squad numbers for the upcoming season on Saturday and there were a few talking points from the announcement.
It was confirmed that new signing Matt Doherty would be wearing the number 2 shirt, while Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg and Joe Hart wear ‘5’ and ’14’ respectively.
However, some Spurs fans on social media have been left surprised that Cameron Carter-Vickers’ name was missing from the list altogether.
Jose Mourinho has seemingly decided not to give the centre-half a squad number despite using him extensively in Tottenham’s pre-season friendlies.
Following an impressive spell on loan at Luton in the second half of last season, the USA international gave a decent account of himself against the likes of Ipswich, Reading and Birmingham but the 22-year-old has not done enough to earn a place in the squad.
Given the kind of fixture schedule that the Lilywhites face over the next twenty days, some Spurs fans are surprised that the centre-back was not included as an additional option.
So why play him in most of the friendlies 🙈🙈
— Jonny Smith (@Jonny_hotspur) September 11, 2020
I like CCV, I think he can play at PL league level and would be happy for him to stay this season as 4th or 5th choice CB
— Franco – Cheese Room Podcaster (@CheeseRoomFP) September 5, 2020
CCV 🤔 Heard this was his year. Thats a shame.
— Michael (@lypspurs) September 11, 2020
Surprised Ccv not given a number thought he might get a chance till after Europa. Guess his exit must be close 🤔
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) September 11, 2020
I thought CCv will be given a chance
— Alamin T (@AlaminT5) September 11, 2020
Shame, really like CCV, thought he played well in preseason and thought Jose liked him. Was also training yesterday ?♂️
— george b. (@g_brooks_) September 11, 2020
Hmmmm, particularly pleased to see White in there. Surprised by CCV even if just for the short term.
— Jill Lewis (@jilllewis33) September 11, 2020
No squad number for CCV, which is frustrating. Especially given schedule over the first month of the season. Hopefully he lands at a Premier League club. Either on loan or permanent. https://t.co/BYPYbHNc8M
— Garrett J Thibodeaux (@gthib) September 12, 2020
CCV no shirt number either. He’s gone as well https://t.co/pYHVxXmJbU
— Belsh (@Bevlar90) September 11, 2020
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This suggests Carter-Vickers is either set to be loaned out or sold this summer. Seeing as there has been no update on a contract extension for the centre-back, I suspect that it will be a permanent transfer this time rather than another loan.
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