According to the Football Insider, Bournemouth are interested in Cameron Carter-Vickers and want to sign the 22-year-old on a season-long loan deal this summer. Jose Mourinho is happy to let Carter-Vickers leave as he’s surplus to requirements, but Daniel Levy may not sanction the deal as it could see us miss out on £3.5m.
Levy needs to get paid
Carter-Vickers has no future at Tottenham. He’s only made four appearances in all competitions since rising through the youth ranks to our first-team and currently finds himself behind Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth in the pecking order.
The centre-back’s lack of playing time has led to multiple loan moves away – Sheffield United (August 25, 2017 – January 15, 2018), Ipswich Town (January 19, 2018 – May 31, 2018), Swansea City (August 25, 2018 – May 31, 2019), Stoke City (August 8, 2019 – January 2, 2020), Luton Town (January 30, 2020 – July 31, 2020) – so an exit has been on the cards for some time.
The problem is that Carter-Vickers is in the last year of his deal in North London, so we need to find a club willing to sign him permanently this summer or we risk losing him for nothing in 2021. Bournemouth’s proposal would see them loan Carter-Vickers for the season, so we’d be unable to cash in as he’d be out of contract when his stint at Dean Court ends.
How much could we make from his sale?
We wanted £4m for Carter-Vickers in January but have since lowered our asking price to £2.5m. The 22-year-old earns £20k-per-week/£1.04m-a-year in wages, as per Spotrac, so his permanent sale could see us generate £3.5m this summer. If we’re left paying his wages for the final year of his contract and end up releasing him in 2021, we won’t get a sausage.
Luton Town were linked with a move for Carter-Vickers earlier this summer and now Bournemouth have entered the race for his signature, so the defender will have his pick of clubs to join ahead of the new season. A move away suits all parties, as Carter-Vickers never stood a chance of upsetting the applecart, so here’s hoping we can make some money through his sale.