As per reports, Tottenham Hotspurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bring back academy product, Cameron Carter-Vickers from his loan spell with Sheffield United. Facing a shortage of centre-backs late in the month of December is never a good sign and the Argentinian is currently addressing the issue.
Cameron has been crucial for the newly appointed Seffield United and scored the only goal in a 1-0 win against Bolton right on his debut. With a call-up to the United States senior squad, the 19-year-old has been on a steady climb up the career ladder. After 13 appearances in the EFL Championship, he has clearly impressed his parent club and might just be a valuable option off the bench in the second half of the season.
With Davinson Sanchez facing a 3-match ban after his red card against Watford last week and Toby Alderweireld sidelined with a hamstring injury until February, Tottenham are in dire need of some defensive restructuring. Their summer signing Juan Foyth at just 19 years of age was brought in to play a sporadic role for the side. So far he has appeared in only 3 games under Pochettino and is yet to develop into a first-team choice.
After the departure of Kevin Wimmer and Frederico Fazio in the summer, Pochettino is left with Jan Vertonghen as the only dependable option in the centre-back position. Tottenham pushed themselves back up to the 4th position after their 2-0 win against Wembley in their mid-week fixture. Eric Dier played the centre-back role alongside Vertonghen but he might just be better suited to play the defensive midfield position against higher quality sides.
Although a contention for a title might not be a realistic target, Pochettino would not mind replicating their last season results and finish 2nd in the Premier League. The Spurs have been impressive in Europe as well and has topped the Group Stage of the Champions League ahead of Spanish giants, Real Madrid. However, their European campaign affected the squad quite a lot and saw them drop precious points in the Premier League.
Pochettino understands the importance of squad depth to compete in both the competitions not to mention the FA Cup and the League Cup as well. He is currently also concerned over the possible departure of Danny Rose from the club and the task of finding a quality replacement.
Although Cameron might be a good temporary fix for the club it is a likely possibility that his growth might get hampered with the lack of regular game time. Pochettino will surely consider every option available and make the best one to keep his and the club’s ambitions alive for the remainder of the season.
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