West Ham United reportedly want to sign Tottenham owned centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to 90 min who claim that the Hammers face strong competition for the Tottenham defender’s signature this summer.
Central defence is definitely an area at the London Stadium where West Ham boss David Moyes needs to strengthen before the start of next season.
Angelo Ogbonna is still recovering from an ACL injury and he will be 34 before the end of this month. Meanwhile, Issa Diop is out injured with an Achilles problem whilst Kurt Zouma seems to be more fragile than we expected.
On top of all that, Craig Dawson will be 32 soon as well. So the addition of a powerful centre-back with youth on his side should be a must this summer.
And it seems as though West Ham could go knocking on Tottenham’s door for an answer…
West Ham eye swoop for Tottenham ace in the summer transfer window
90 min reckon that the Hammers are monitoring the situation of Spurs centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers ahead of the summer window.
Tottenham want around £10 million for the 8-capped United States international in the summer (TEAMtalk).
Carter-Vickers has really impressed during his loan spell with Celtic this season.
In 30 Scottish Premiership appearances for the Hoops, the 24-year-old has averaged 0.8 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 4.2 clearances and 4.1 successful aerial duels per game (Who Scored).
He has also scored four goals and bagged an assist.
Carter-Vickers is a very good passer of the football as well. In 30 league games this term, the American has made 88.6 passes per game on average and has recorded an incredibly impressive completion rate of 89.5% (Who Scored).
For £10 million, Carter-Vickers would be a decent acquisition for West Ham. There is another train of thought that the 24-year-old actually isn’t good enough for Premier League football, however. He hasn’t pulled up any trees in England’s top flight after all and he’s 24 don’t forget.
Either way, it’s highly doubtful that Tottenham will sell the American to us, especially considering the fact that there are is many other clubs chasing his signature including the likes of Southampton, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Everton.
West Ham eyeing a move for the Tottenham defender ahead of the transfer window makes sense at first glance but delve a little deeper and it seems like a highly unlikely transfer.