Tottenham Hotspur starlet Cameron Carter-Vickers is the latest Spurs player to commit his long-term future to White Hart Lane. The 18-year-old centre-back has agreed a new deal until 2019.
Carter-Vickers is the eighth player to be handed a new contract by Spurs so far this month. Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks, Tom Carroll, Eric Dier and Dele Alli all committed to White Hart Lane in September, while Kevin Wimmer signed a new deal in July. Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are reportedly in talks to do the same in the near future.
The young defender made the headlines during the pre-season after being heavily praised by manger Mauricio Pochettino following impressive performances against Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
"He's a beast! He's like a wall!," the boss said as quoted by Tottenham official website. "After playing against Atletico Madrid and Juventus in pre-season, Mauricio also said: "For an 18-year-old, he showed good character, played against Juventus, Atletico Madrid against [Paulo] Dybala, Fernando Torres, [Mauro] Icardi and [Stevan] Jovetic and he showed real qualities."
Carter-Vickers was later rewarded with his first-team debut in the EFL Cup victory over Gillingham.
Tottenham have now decided to commit his long-term future to North London with a new deal.
"We are delighted to announce that Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new contract with the Club which will run until 2019," the club confirmed.
The youngster has expressed his delight over the agreement, hoping to keep learning from Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen during training sessions, but also enjoying some more opportunities to prove his worth on the pitch during the season.
"I've had some great experiences already this season," said Carter-Vickers. "This new deal shows the manager has faith in me. It means a lot. I've been here since I was 10 just working hard trying to get to this stage. Obviously, I want to push on again, but as I said, yes, it means a lot," he said.
"In my opinion, we've two of the best centre-backs in the Premier League right here and to be able to train with them every day and watch them play, I can only learn from that. I like them on the ball, they are always very calm, defensively they cover each other so well and they always look assured. They both give me advice and they've helped me a lot.
"I just want to push on, work hard in training, improve my game and hopefully I'll get more playing time. The more I play, the more confident and better I'll get."