Why Rangers should seriously consider a loan move for Cameron Carter-Vickers next season

Gillingham's Cody McDonald in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers

The Tottenham Hotspur defender would be perfect for Glasgow Rangers.

Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey

While Pedro Caixinha has a lot of work to do in his first summer as Rangers manager, one of the key areas he needs to strengthen is at the heart of his defence, with questions remaining about the quality of Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson and with Clint Hill approaching the end of his career.

Considering the latter is now 38, a young, pacey and above all talented option to pay alongside him will surely be high on the agenda, and while Rangers fans will no doubt want to see permanent signings, a loan move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Cameron Carter-Vickers should be seriously considered.

The teenager is regarded as one of the best young prospects at Tottenham right now and while he will be hoping to make waves in the first-team next season, a loan move may be best for all concerned.

At 18, it would be easy to write the young American off as a risk not worth taking, but that would be foolish in the extreme.

While the presence of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Kevin Wimmer at White Hart Lane means senior chances are at a premium, Carter-Vickers could thrive in the short term at Rangers, getting the regular football he deserves before returning to Tottenham ready to prove his worth under Mauricio Pochettino.

Rangers' Clint Hill celebrates scoring their first goal

His pace means he would be the perfect partner for Hill, while he could also learn from the veteran Gers defender.

It would only be a short-term fix, but loan moves have worked wonders for Celtic in the past – most notably with Jason Denayer – so what chance Rangers pulling off a masterstroke of their own?

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