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Graeme Jones has told Newcastle United to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Cameron Carter-Vickers, the Athletic say.

Newcastle are believed to be interested in the Tottenham central defender, as they look at alternatives for Kristoffer Ajer.

And Jones, who worked with Carter-Vickers at Bournemouth, has apparently recommended the Spurs defender to Steve Bruce.

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Good chance of a deal?

If Newcastle were to make a bid for him it seems unlikely that Tottenham would stand in the 23-year-old’s way.

Carter-Vickers has been sent out on numerous loan spells by Spurs and although he has caught the eye in the Championship, he has never really threatened the Lilywhites’ first-team.

If he was brought in at Newcastle it seems most likely that it would initially be in a back-up role.

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Newcastle have plenty of central defensive options, but they are now starting to age, and there is a feeling that a freshen up could be required.

If Carter-Vickers could fulfil his potential then their is a chance he could develop into a first-team star at St. James’ Park in the future.

And Newcastle assistant Jones obviously feels that the American international has the quality to do just that, judging by the latest report.

Interestingly the Athletic also add that Carter-Vickers would be tempted by a Premier League move and the chance to work with Jones again, which bodes well for Newcastle’s potential chances of completing a deal.

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