Cameron Carter-Vickers has had a good year so far, playing in the Under-20 World Cup, competing in the Under-23 Olympic qualifying campaign, and regularly suiting up for Tottenham’s Under-21 team.
He now has something else he can add to his list of 2015 accomplishments: Earning a new contract.
Tottenham announced on Wednesday that Carter-Vickers has signed a deal with the club that will run through the 2017-18 season. Carter-Vickers, 17, has been playing with Spurs’ Under-21 side during the current campaign, making six appearances and scoring one goal, but has also been training with the first team on occasion.
“It just shows the hard work I’ve put in so far has paid off,” Carter-Vickers said of the contract in a statement released by the club. “Now it needs to continue.”
Carter-Vickers has seen his stock rise on both the club and international fronts in 2015. He most recently helped the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team finish third in Olympic qualifying as a regular starter in central defense, and also played every minute of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team’s five matches at the World Cup in New Zealand this summer.
What do you think about Carter-Vickers signing a new deal with Tottenham? Do you see him breaking into the first team at some point in the near future? How soon would you expect him to play for the senior USMNT?
Share your thoughts below.
Terrible, terrible move. He should have boycotted Tottenham until his contract expired so he can come to the MLS and play. That’s the only way he can be a real American; because MLS is the best place for youngsters and is the greatest league ever created.
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This great news and I’m hoping CCV will be a vital cog in the US MNT for many years to come. With all the disappointments, flops and semi-flops of our youngsters coming thru the ranks the last decade or so, I’m optimistic but cautiously optimistic.
He is quality I’ve seen him play a few times, he shows a calm maturity beyond his years. A future star and already an upgrade on clown Fazio.
Bright prospect but still a couple years out from knowing what kind of player he will be. Perhaps it is natural for a country on the cusp of becoming a world soccer power that the grass is always greener in the next age group.
Wilshere and Lennon started at 16, Januzaj at 17, there have been others as well. My eyes lead me to believe CCV will be starting or loaned and still starting in a year (next season). imho
I would think there is a chance he is loaned out. Or just stay at Spurs and get some game time. I mean Spurs CBs are hardly amazing. I think CCV will be a good CB at the least, who knows if he will be the next Boeteng.
Need to get him into the senior team and cap-tied before England comes calling. He and Miazga are the future centerbacks for the USMNT.
Why don’t we wait until he plays a first-team game at club level first?
Congrats to him. I only saw him play in the Olympic qualifiers, but thought he looked very good for that level. Was fairly shocked when I found out he was only 17. If he can crack the first team at Spurs in the next couple years, then the senior team callup will be shortly after.