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Cameron Carter-Vickers signs new contract with Tottenham

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Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur that will keep him at the club through 2018. The 17-year-old has become a fixture for the United States U-20 and U-23 national teams and now he has his club situation sorted out for the foreseeable future.

It's not a surprise that Spurs signed Carter-Vickers up to a longer deal. This is typical for a player who is considered among the best in the academy and Carter-Vickers is certainly that. He has been key to the club's U-21 team for two years now, quite the accomplishment considering he was playing in an age group five years up when he started.

With the Americans' struggles in central defense, the prospect of having Carter-Vickers is exciting. He's as impressive a 17-year-old defender as there is and looks set to be a huge part of the national team's future. Future is the key word there because he's still not in Spurs' first team and is prone to mistakes that are the norm for teenagers so he's far from the senior team, but he's on the right track.

It's worth noting that he isn't cap-tied to the U.S. and with his ever-increasing reputation, it's possible that England come calling and force him to make a choice. But in the meantime, he'll get to continue developing at a club that is putting a huge emphasis on youth development and the U.S. can dream of a Carter-Vickers alongside Matt Miazga in the center of defense for a decade.