Cameron Carter-Vickers admits Tottenham first-team dream

The 17-year-old centre-half has signed a new deal with the North London outfit.

Talented Tottenham youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers has admitted to the club’s official website that his ‘big dream’ is to get a chance in the North London club’s first team.

The young centre-half yesterday put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the White Hart Lane side to keep him with the club until 2018.

Adjudged as one of the brightest young players coming through the ranks at Tottenham, Carter-Vickers has started to gain real experience with the USA age-grade sides and featured for his national under-23 outfit.

The teenager has spoken out about signing for the club as an 11-year-old and the progression that he has made since then.

“I joined the club when I was 11 and when you are that age and you join a club like Spurs you are delighted, absolutely buzzing,” he told the club’s official website.

“I remember going to school the next day and telling all my friends!

“The big dream even then was to perhaps one day play for the first team.

“This new deal shows the hard work I’ve put in so far has paid off and now it needs to continue. I will try to play well for the Under-21s, keep working, keep improving and hopefully my chance will come.”

On the face of it, Carter-Vickers will have to bide his time before getting a chance to feature for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The all-Belgian partnership of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld has been cemented as the Argentine trainer’s first choice, with the likes of Federico Fazio, Kevin Wimmer and other also in contention.

The next step in the youngster’s career looks set to be a loan move to gain invaluable first-team football elsewhere.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch