In January it was widely believed that AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur were set to open negotiations on the permanent transfer of defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.
The 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.
The talk of a permanent deal had come via BBC Radio Solent journalist Kris Temple following the Cherries accepting a transfer offer from Cardiff City for Jack Simpson.
Simpson would go on to actually join Scottish champions Rangers on a permanent deal ahead of his contract expiring in the summer, but no permanent move for Carter-Vickers materialised.
Despite being just 23, Carter-Vickers holds a wealth of Football League experience having made 92 league appearances for Luton Town, Stoke City, Swansea City, Ipswich Town and Sheffield United all in the Championship.
Carter-Vickers has now expanded that with 14 appearances in all competitions, including 12 in the Championship, taking his second-tier appearances total past the hundred mark.
Should he be a summer target come the end of the season? Cameron Carter-Vickers is certainly open to the suggestion.
Should the Cherries sign CCV permanently?
Two weeks ago, when asked by the Daily Echo whether or not he would consider remaining with AFC Bournemouth beyond the 2020/21 campaign the United States of America international said…
“…it’s definitely something that I’m open to and something that I’d definitely be up for come the end of the season.
“But the most important thing now is to get to the end of the season and then take it from there really.”
Speaking about how his season has progressed he said…
“I’ve enjoyed it. Obviously the first half of the season when I wasn’t playing, I was out injured and it was difficult for me personally.
“But all the boys and the staff were great with me, even then.
“Now, to get in the team and get a run of games under my belt is good. I’m enjoying my football and it’s going well.”
I think he is improving after every game, whether he is Premier League standard I am not sure. He’s better than Jack Simpson though by some way. – Join the conversation, click here.