Date: 17th June 2021 at 8:59am
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At the end of May and just days after the AFC Bournemouth’s hopes of promotion to the Premier League were thwarted by Brentford in the Championship play-offs, the Cherries reportedly made an approach to Tottenham Hotspur to sign centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis.

The 23-year-old United States of America international had joined the Cherries on a season-long loan from the Premier League side under former manager Jason Tindall, but an ankle injury had sidelined him for the opening four months of the season.

Once he got back to full fitness and enjoyed a solid run of games, his form improved and he would become an integral part of the defence alongside Steve Cook, making 21 appearances in the second tier of English football.

The report came via BBC Radio Solent’s Kris Temple, however, there was already speculation that the Cherries would face competition from Premier League side Newcastle United.

Newcastle United first-team coach Graeme Jones has worked with Carter-Vickers at both Luton Town where he was manager and with AFC Bournemouth, where he had a brief spell earlier this season as first-team coach.

Rumours linking Carter-Vickers with Newcastle United appear to have only strengthened in the past few weeks, whilst AFC Bournemouth, who remain managerless with head-coach Jonathan Woodgate’s contract expiring, have been quiet.

Larry Henry Jr from SBI Soccer has reported that Newcastle United, Fulham, Cardiff City and New York Red Bulls have all shown an interest in the central defender. He has also claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are still wanting “roughly £10million”.

Will AFC Bournemouth miss out on the permanent signing of Carter-Vickers?

Where will CCV go if he leaves Spurs?

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Silent AFCB wrote…

Personally don’t think he’s Premier League quality, lacks the pace to cover, but I was wrong about quite a few of our players being able to adapt so who knows. All of our defenders had pace except for Tommy Elphick, the only one who we let go and also couldn’t get into the Aston Villa defence in the Premier League. – Join the conversation, click here.

 
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