Opinion: Time for Tottenham to sell 22-year-old before he leaves on a free

Tottenham Hotspur will be refining Jose Mourinho’s squad this summer and there will surely be some fringe players that are deemed surplus to requirements.

One of those should be Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is entering the last 12 months of his Spurs contract and looks unlikely to play a role in the club’s first team.

The central defender is a product of the Tottenham youth academy and has been farmed out on loan to a number of Football League clubs, most recently Luton Town.

While Carter-Vickers has had a mixed time of it while playing in the Championship, he has not been convincing enough to suggest he can command a regular place in the Spurs matchday squad.

I feel that Tottenham need an extra central defender in their first-team squad after the departure of Jan Vertonghen, but would be uncomfortable at the thought of the USA international being promoted into that role.

With the defender no longer deemed as a youth prospect, it is best for all parties to separate ways.

Carter-Vickers would have no shortage of suitors in the Championship, the player would get the chance to play regularly and Tottenham would receive a modest fee instead of losing him on a free transfer next summer.