Newcastle United have reportedly held talks to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Carter-Vickers impresses
Carter-Vickers has certainly impressed in his loan spell at Bournemouth from Spurs, as the Cherries just missed out on an Championship play-off final spot at the hands of Brentford.
Should Newcastle sign Carter-Vickers?
The defender played in 21 games in the division over the course of the season, winning no fewer than 4.5 of his duels per game while also averaging 3.4 clearances, 1.1 interceptions and one tackle per match, helping his team keep five clean sheets in the process (Sofascore).
The Latest: Newcastle hold talks
As per SBI Soccer, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Anderlecht, have all held talks with the Lilywhites over a potential permanent deal for Carter-Vickers, while four clubs in the MLS have also expressed an interest in signing him.
The north London club are valuing the eight-cap USA international at $14m (£9.9m), and he only has a year left on his current contract.
The Verdict: Newcastle should sign Carter-Vickers
Newcastle should seriously consider bringing Carter-Vickers to the northeast.
Not only would they be weakening a rival in the Premier League, but given his impressive spell with the Cherries, he has shown already that he can make the step up to the top flight.
At 1.83m (6 foot 1), he should have little problem coping with both the physical and aerial demands of the division, while his former Spurs teammate Jan Vertonghen even went as far as to call him an ‘absolute beast’ back in 2016.
That was when he was just a teenager, and now at 23 years of age, Carter-Vickers is ready to fulfil his potential. The Magpies can benefit hugely from that if they fend off the competition for his signature.
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