Swans sign Carter-Vickers

25th August
First team

Swansea City have signed Cameron Carter-Vickers on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 20-year-old centre-back watched the Swans in action against Bristol City today after undergoing a medical at Fairwood this morning.

Carter-Vickers will provide Swans boss Graham Potter with a welcome option at the heart of defence following the summer departures of Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson, Jordi Amat and Kyle Bartley.

Carter-Vickers will compete with Mike van der Hoorn and Joe Rodon for game-time at the Liberty Stadium.

He arrives with Championship experience having had two loan spells in the second tier last season.

Carter-Vickers spent the first half of 2017-18 with Sheffield United, where he made 18 appearances and scored one goal.

Having returned to Spurs in January, he joined Ipswich Town and clocked up another 17 Championship games.

Blades boss Chris Wilder hailed Carter-Vickers’s “character, maturity and spirit” during his time at Bramall Lane, while former Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy described his contribution at Ipswich as “excellent”.

Carter-Vickers has also had first-team experience at Tottenham, having made a total of four cup appearances in the 2016-17 campaign.

He is highly regarded by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, hence he was handed a new deal which ties him to the North London club until 2021 earlier this summer.

But Pochettino believes that a season spent playing under Potter at the Liberty will benefit Carter-Vickers’s development.

Essex-born Carter-Vickers joined Spurs at the age of 11.

However, he has played international football for America. He qualifies to represent the States through his father Howard, a former NBA basketball player, and has four caps to his name.