Tottenham have handed a new contract to defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.
The 20-year-old spent the first half of the season with Sheffield United before joining Ipswich Town on loan in January.
Once tipped as the future of Spurs’ defence, Carter-Vickers’ stock has fallen since Mauricio Pochettino sent the youngster out on loan.
The Tottenham manager usually prefers to keep the young players he likes around the first team in order to teach them the philosophy he has instilled at the club.
However, there is reason to believe Carter-Vickers still has a future at Spurs.
The club has announced he has been handed a new three-year contract.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 17, 2018
He is the third defender to sign a new deal with the club in the space of a week following Davinson Sanchez and Kyle Walker-Peters.
According to the London Evening Standard, Carter-Vickers is open to returning to Ipswich on loan against next season.
That might be the American’s last chance to prove his credentials before Tottenham decide his future.
There is a good chance his new contract is simply ensuring Spurs receive a better fee when the time comes to sell him.
But while he remains a Tottenham player, there is still a possiblity he will one day fulfil his potential.