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Tottenham recalls Cameron Carter-Vickers

Mauricio Pochettino unhappy with his development.

Millwall v Sheffield Uinted - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has recalled U.S. defender Cameron Carter-Vickers from a loan at Championship side Sheffield United, ESPN reports.

The move points more towards Pochettino’s unhappiness with Carter-Vickers’ development rather than a playing opportunity. Rumors of this move have been percolating since late last year when Pocchetino stated any decision would be “more about his development than if we need or don’t need some more centre-backs in the squad.”

Carter-Vickers, a promising 20-year-old defender, appeared 17 times for Sheffield United during his loan spell. After a strong start to the season including a goal in his debut against Bolton, Carter-Vickers recently hit a rough patch in form.

Carter-Vickers has featured extensively for U.S. Men’s Youth National Teams. He appeared in two consecutive U20 FIFA World Cups and looks to be an integral part of the U23 team attempting to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He made his senior team debut in November’s friendly against Portugal after coming on as a substitute.