It appears that United States international defender Cameron Carter-Vickers won’t translate his successful 2019/20 loan campaign with Luton Town into a shot with Tottenham Hotspur. Instead, according to reports from English media, Carter-Vickers is close to leaving for good with AFC Bournemouth being his next destination.
Bournemouth is aiming at a short stay in the English Championship and are putting together a talented team to fuel a quick return to the Premier League. Having previously lost standout center back Nathan Ake to Manchester City, the club is now looking to strengthen their defense and have identified Carter-Vickers as their preferred option.
While the transfer is still in the early stages, reports say that Bournemouth already made a bid to Tottenham and are feeling optimistic about their chances. The Spurs are also motivated to make the deal happen, as Carter-Vickers in entering the final year of his deal and could leave next season for free.
Cameron Carter-Vickers joined Tottenham’s academy in 2009 at 11 years old and had promising showings in the youth ranks, which led to a first-team debut in 2016/17 in which he played four games in EFL Cup and FA Cup. However, these ended up being his only appearances for the club as Carter-Vickers spent the next three seasons on loans with Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City, and Luton Town.
Despite being born in England, Carter-Vickers decided to represent the United States on an international level. He made his USMNT debut in 2017 and has eight appearances with the senior team.