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A profile of new AFC Bournemouth signing Cameron Carter-Vickers, who has joined the club on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

He became Jason Tindall's second signing for the Cherries, joining from Tottenham Hotspur on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.

Carter-Vickers was born in Southend-on-Sea to an English mother and an American-born father.

His father, Howard Carter, was a professional basketball player who appeared for Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks in the NBA and represented the French national team.

Carter-Vickers began his career playing for youth team Catholic United, joining the Tottenham Hotspur academy aged ten.

Carter-Vickers displayed a strong sporting ability growing up, winning the Essex County Cup for basketball with his school Eastwood Academy and representing Essex in the national shot put championship finals in Gateshead, finishing sixth overall.

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His performances for Tottenham in the IMG Cup in Florida earned him a first call-up to the United States under-18 team in August 2014, joining the under-23 set-up just two months later.

He played every minute of every game for the United States at the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Alongside his quick progression through academy football, he gained 11 GCSEs: three A-stars, four As and four Bs.

Carter-Vickers, who predominantly plays as a central defender, was involved in his first matchday squad for Tottenham in December 2015 when he was an unused substitute for the Europa League match against AS Monaco.

Given the shirt number 38 ahead of the 2016/17 season, he made his first-team debut in the EFL Cup in a 5-0 win over Gillingham. He featured in three further cup games that season.

He also received his first senior international call-up in 2016, before making his debut for the United States in November 2017 in a 1-1 draw with Portugal.

Carter-Vickers is described as a ball-playing centre back with good passing ability and joined then-Championship Sheffield United on loan in August 2017.

The defender netted on his debut, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers.

He was recalled from his loan in January, having made 17 appearances for the Blades in total, before moving to Ipswich Town until the end of the season.

The defender played 17 times for the Tractor Boys as they finished in 12th place in the Championship.

The American spent the following season with Swansea City, playing 33 times and impressing alongside Mike van der Hoorn in the heart of the Swans' defence.

He gained further Championship experience last season, spending the first half of the season with Stoke City before being signed by Graeme Jones, who was manager of Luton Town at the time.

During his time at Kenilworth Road he helped the Hatters to secure their spot in the Championship.

The 22-year-old has over 100 senior appearances under his belt heading into the 2020/21 campaign with the Cherries.

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