Date: 21st August 2018 at 8:00am
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20-year-old Tottenham Hotspur Academy graduate Cameron Carter-Vickers was being heavily linked with a loan move to Swansea City last weekend.

The defender spent time with Sheffield United and Ipswich Town in 2017/18 as he continued his development and both spells away from the club saw him take in 35 games in total and he scored his maiden senior goal for the Blades whilst he was with them.

With four appearances to his name for Spurs, football.london were one of a number to link him to the Liberty Stadium and another spell at Championship level to keep his game time high and Wales Online had Swans’ manager Graham Potter saying.

“I am optimistic of getting players in. There’s nothing to report, we are working all the time. I am not worried, I am focusing on the game tomorrow and we will carry on with trying to strengthen. There are wheels turning and we keep working to strengthen the group. We will keep working. I don’t want to speak about guys who are not here. This is just how I am. Nice try! He [Carter-Vickers] is not our player. I would say it is fair we are looking to strengthen at centre-half. Clearly from a numbers perspective that is an area we can look to strengthen.”

As Potter rightly says, he won’t be drawn on individual links and talk about players who have contracts elsewhere, but equally, he doesn’t deny there is an interest and talks with enough vagueries for me to imply talks are ongoing about a deal.

Unlike some managers though, he plays that particular game the right way – with respect.

If you can judge a manager on that basis, especially given his relative newness to the world of the Premier League, Carter-Vickers could be working under a cracking man in the near future.