According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in a move for defender Cameron Carter-Vickers. The 20-year-old currently plays his football at Premier League heavyweights Tottenham having come up through the ranks at the North London club, although just four senior appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s men suggests he is still a way away from the first team.
And recent reports suggest that Swansea are leading the race for the £900,000-rated defender (as per Transfermarkt), yet Jos Luhukay’s Wednesday simply have to beat Graham Potter’s men to the American’s signature.
Ultimately, while the Owls recorded their first Championship win of the season with a 2-1 success over Millwall on Wednesday night, it has otherwise been a slow start to the campaign for the Yorkshire heavyweights, with things particularly tricky at the back.
Luhukay’s men have yet to keep a clean sheet in the league in shipping seven goals in their opening four matches, and while that isn’t a horrendous return, they will have to tighten up at the back if they are to climb the table and finish higher than their 15th place effort last time round.
Potter’s Swans have made a much better start to the campaign in winning two and drawing the other two of their four games, shipping just three goals in the process, which suggests that, while Carter-Vickers would strengthen their defensive options, they aren’t in dire need of reinforcements in the same way Wednesday are.
Thus, the Owls simply have to win the race for the 20-year-old.
The United States international may not have played much football for Tottenham in recent years, but he enjoyed separate loan spells at Championship sides Sheffield United and Ipswich Town last term to suggest that he has what it takes to succeed at second tier level.
The centre back appeared 18 times for Chris Wilder’s Blades in the first half of the campaign to help them make a good start to life back in the Championship, before joining the Tractor Boys for the second half of the season, and helping them secure a top half finish with 17 appearances for the Suffolk-based club.
Thus, Carter-Vickers more than proved his credentials in the second tier last season to suggest that he could be a huge asset to Luhukay and Sheffield Wednesday this time round, and having been restricted in the transfer window following an embargo, which has now been lifted, the Owls chief simply must take advantage of the loan window.
And given Swansea aren’t quite in as dire need of reinforcements, and as such there is no guarantee that Carter-Vickers would command regular football, Wednesday simply have to beat the South Wales club to the 20-year-old’s signature this month.
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