Tottenham Hotspur show faith in Carter-Vickers but need to focus on Alderweireld replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have given young defender Cameron Carter-Vickers a new contract, according to The Sun.

What’s the word?

The 20-year-old has been part of the Spurs fold since 2009 when he joined the club’s youth academy.

The defender, who has earned two caps for the USA national team, made his senior debut in a 2016-17 League Cup game, but since then has failed to hold down a regular spot.

In fact, the American spent half of last season on loan at Sheffield United and the remainder at Ipswich Town.

Across those two spells, the defender made 34 Championship appearances, and even contributed with one goal and two assists.

The Sun reports that Carter-Vickers is highly rated by Pochettino, which has resulted in a new contract being offered.

The publication claims that Spurs are yet to decide whether to send the youngster back out on loan next season or allow him to jostle for a place in the team.

Could he replace Alderweireld?

The Belgian centre-back remains at the club, but it has been widely suggested that Alderweireld will leave this summer.

According to a recent report in the London Evening Standard, Manchester United are confident of sealing a £40m deal for the defender.

Carter-Vickers is still honing his skills and is not ready to replace Alderwerield if the former Atletico Madrid player ends up leaving Tottenham.

Even though Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez have been coping in the absence of the Belgian, Tottenham still need to bring in a new addition.

Carter-Vickers should spend another season out on loan and then return to fight for a place at the North London outfit.