Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen's past comments on Leeds United target Cameron Carter-Vickers

Tottenham Hotspur's English-born US defender Cameron Carter-Vickers (R) concedes a penalty for his challenge on Wycombe Wanderers' English midfielder Sam Wood during the English FA Cup...

Leeds United are said to be keen on Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.

(L-R) Dani de Wit of Holland U23, Cameron Carter Vickers of USA U23  during the    match between Holland U21 v USA U21 at the Pinatar Arena Football Center on March 24, 2019 in San Pedro...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen’s comments on Cameron Carter-Vickers should now excite Leeds United supporters.

According to TeamTalk, Leeds are after Carter-Vickers, as they look to bolster their defence.

Leeds look short of options at the back, even though Ben White’s debut performance was hugely impressive.

 

It is now said that Tottenham centre-back Carter-Vickers could be on their radar.

Spurs youngster Carter-Vickers has been out on loan at Swansea City and Ipswich Town in recent times, with the American international now fairly experienced at Championship level.

And Vertonghen’s comments on the powerful centre-back should encourage Leeds supporters that he could be a cracking addition.

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected after Manchester City's fifth goal before it is later disallowed during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between...

Vertonghen said to ESPN back in 2016: “He’s still young but he’s an absolute beast. He’s a real defender. He’s strong one-on-one, in the air, he’s not afraid and he can play from the back.”

If Carter-Vickers was to join Leeds he would become only the third natural senior centre-back at Bielsa’s disposal.

White and Liam Cooper look to be Leeds’ first choice defensive pairing at this current time, and the duo both got off to an encouraging start on opening day, as the Whites picked up a 3-1 win over Bristol City.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Tottenham Hotspur and Adebayo Akinfenwa of Wycombe Wanderers compete for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

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