Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new contract at the club until 2019.
The 18-year-old centre-back, who made his debut in Spurs’ EFL Cup victory over Gillingham, has been at the club since 2009.
And now Carter-Vickers has his sights set on earning a permanent place in Mauricio Pochettino’s first team.
He said: “It’s now about taking my game up a level.”
Spurs boss Pochettino, who prefers to keep talented youth players around the senior squad rather than sending them on loan, said earlier this month that Carter-Vickers “will be one of the best centre-backs in England in the future.”
“Obviously the new deal shows that the manager has faith in me,” Carter-Vickers told the club website. “I’ve been here since I was 10, 11, just working hard and trying to get to this stage now. Obviously I want to push on more but it means a lot. It’s taking your game up another level and and getting that little bit better.”
The Southend-born defender — who is the son of former NBA player Howard “Hi-C” Carter and an English mother — has represented the U.S. under-23s and played in the Under-20 World Cup when he was just 17.