Cameron Carter-Vickers suggests he wants Tottenham Hotspur stay

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough competes for the ball with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has been linked with Aston Villa.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of The United States holds off Jonathan Walters of the Republic of Ireland during the International Friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and The United...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has suggested to The London Evening Standard that he wants to stay at the club next season.

Carter-Vickers, who spent last season on loan first at Sheffield United and then at Ipswich Town, has been linked with a move to Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

The Telegraph claimed in June that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was looking to offer Josh Onomah and Carter-Vickers on loan to Championship club Villa to sign Jack Grealish.

The 20-year-old told The London Evening Standard: "Every footballer wants to play. The manager let me go out on loan and it was perfect for me. I managed to get a lot of game time. I’ve come back and I feel like an improved player.”

Carter-Vickers added: "At the moment I’m at Tottenham so I’m just working hard every day in training, trying to impress the manager and trying to get into the Spurs team.

"These pre-season games are important. When you play against good opposition it’s only going to help you improve.”

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough competes for the ball with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and...

Tottenham Hotspur stay

Carter-Vickers is a very good and talented young defender, and the 20-year-old did well during his loan spells in the Championship last season.

While it is going to be hard for the 20-year-old defender to establish himself in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s first team next season, it would make sense for him to stay at the club and work with the Argentine boss.

Joining Villa on loan would not be a bad idea , although having already played a season in the Championship, perhaps it is time for the USA international - who earns £20,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - to experience life in the Premier League.

Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers takes on Cameron Carter-Vickers of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United at Loftus...

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