West Ham should consider a move for Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, with Jose Mourinho allegedly happy to sell the defender, according to the Athletic.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is clearly desperately trying to add a centre-back to his ranks before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

We have already been linked with a massive list of names including the likes of James Tarkowski (The Telegraph), Daniele Rugani (Corriere Torino), Duje Caleta-Car (the Sun) and Nikola Milenkovic (Gianluca Di Marzio).

But as things stand, we appear to be nowhere near actually strengthening our back-line.

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Cameron Carter-Vickers (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

So with that in mind, West Ham should consider making a move for Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The Athletic claims that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho would be happy to sanction the eight-capped United States international’s exit from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 22-year-old has spent the last three seasons away from Tottenham on loan with five different clubs.

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Cameron Carter-Vickers (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Standing at 6ft tall, Carter-Vickers isn’t the tallest of defenders, but he is incredibly mobile and is very good in possession. He ability to play out from the back really is very impressive.

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The American joined Luton on loan for the second half of last season. And in 16 league outings for the Hatters, the 22-year-old averaged 0.9 tackles, one interception, 6.6 clearances and 0.8 blocks per game. He also won 3.8 aerial duals on average per match (Who Scored).

In those 16 appearances, Carter-Vickers made an average of 35.5 passes per game with an impressive completion rate of 75.4% (Who Scored).

West Ham should be able to pick the Tottenham ace up for a reasonable fee, with Mourinho allegedly prepared to sell.

And as the desperation to sign a centre-back grows, perhaps the Hammers do not need to look too far afield in order to strengthen their backline.

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