Tottenham youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers open to loan move

The 17-year-old centre-back is already captaining the club's Under-21 side.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has told NBC Sports that he would be interested in going out on loan to get some first-team experience.

The 17-year-old centre-back, who joined Spurs at the age of nine, has already captained the club’s Under-21s through their first five games of this season and is now a first-choice starter for the US Under-23s after starring at the Under-20 World Cup in the summer.

There are even suggestions that Tottenham head coach Maurico Pochettino could hand him his first taste of senior football in the Europa League at some stage over the coming months, although the Southend-born stopper is just taking things in his stride at this stage.

He has admitted, though, that he would be open to a short-term spell in the lower leagues if it helps his chances of breaking into the Spurs first-team, telling the website: "It's all up to the coaches. I just have to stay focused and keep working.

“But obviously, the end goal would be to play for Tottenham, be a regular on Tottenham's first-team. If that means going on loan to get some experience, if the coaches think that would be helpful, yeah, that would be good."

Meanwhile, with CONCACAF’s Olympic Qualifying Championship currently taking place in the States, Carter-Vickers has been getting another chance to showcase his immense promise to USA fans.

On Saturday, the youngster opened the scoring in the Under-23s’ 6-1 victory over Cuba with a thumping header as Andi Herzog’s side went on to seal their place in the knockout rounds with a game to spare, having beaten Canada 3-1 in their Group A opener.

Having struck up an outstanding rapport with New York Red Bulls star Matt Miazga in the heart of the defence, most see the pair as a future senior partnership in the making and, given their rapid progress together, it would be no surprise if both were indeed regular starters for the full national team once the 2018 World Cup rolls around.

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