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Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is closing in on a loan move to Swansea City, according to BBC Sport.

The deal increases the likelihood of Toby Alderweireld sticking around beyond the European transfer deadline, August 31st, with Spurs allowing another centre-back to leave in the shape of Carter-Vickers.

The American spent last season on loan at Sheffield United and Ipswich Town, sufficiently impressing in the Championship enough for Swansea to seemingly make their move now.

Carter-Vickers had been happy to stay and fight for his place in Tottenham’s first team, but Alderweireld’s inclusion in the starting line-up against Fulham on Saturday is likely the reason behind an apparent change in the situation.

With Alderweireld staying – unless he forces through an exit to a foreign club before the end of the month – Carter-Vickers has one more quality player to complete with for a spot in the team.

Whether the 20-year-old has a long-term future at Spurs remains open to debate. He is still very young, and the quality of the season he has with Swansea could go a long way in deciding his fate with Tottenham.

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