Luton Town announced the signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham on a half-season loan. It is yet another temporary move for the 22-year-old defender who cannot seem to break into the rotation, first for Mauricio Pochettino and now José Mourinho. Carter-Vickers reportedly received interest from a few clubs, including Derby County. In 2018, he signed a contract renewal lasting through the 2020-2021 season.
“The Championship is a very tough division,” said Carter-Vickers in the official press release. “Every game is very competitive and it’s always hard to get results and get points. On a personal level it’s a good challenge for me and I just want to try and help the team and the club as much as I can while I’m here.”
Carter-Vickers has made four appearances for Tottenham, all during the 2016-2017 season. He was most recently on loan with Stoke City in the Championship, making 15 appearances across all competitions, before being prematurely recalled. The Southend-born defender also spent time with Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, and Swansea City.
Luton Town is currently in last place in the Championship, with 24 points from 29 matches. The Hatters earned successive promotions after finishing second in League Two (2017-2018) and winning League One (2018-2019). Their next match is against West Brom on Saturday, February 1st, but don’t expect Carter-Vickers to receive immediate playing time.
“He’ll have to earn [his place in the team],” manager Graeme Jones told LutonTown.co.uk. “We’ve brought Cameron in to help us. He has the Championship experience that I was looking for… he’s a good age, he’s got international pedigree.”
Carter-Vickers has earned eight caps with the U.S. national team, most recently in last June’s 1-0 friendly loss to Jamaica. While he hasn’t been a frequent selection by Gregg Berhalter, there is plenty of time to develop into a serviceable option. It’s even possible he could be a key player during the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament.
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