Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Spurs may terminate Cameron Carter-Vickers' loan deal with ​Sheffield United when the transfer window recommences in the New Year, following a huge blow regarding star defender Toby Alderweireld and his rehabilitation from injury.

Centre-back Carter-Vickers is currently 19-years-old and was sent to ​Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield United, in order to receive regular playing time and fast-track the starlet's development.

The Argentine coach has now digressed from his original plan and claims he will attempt to reacquire the services of the United States international in January - according to freelance Spurs journalist Ben Pearce (via ​This Is Futbol) - as a result of Toby Alderweireld's continued absence.

Pochettino revealed on Tuesday afternoon that the Belgian International will be sidelined until at least February - a further month projected onto original estimates - after further damage was found on the players injured hamstring in a new scan.

However recalling the youngster will be anything but simple, as United manager Chris Wilder views Carter-Vickers as a vital part of his plans moving forward, as his side attempt to secure ​Premier League promotion this campaign.

The defender has made 13 appearances in the ​Championship and managed to score an important senior goal on his debut in September.

Spurs are a little short of quality defensive replacements with Davison Sanchez currently suspended leaving just Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier all available to play. Pochettino deploys three central defenders at once and a further injury could cause somewhat of a crisis at Wembley, as​ Tottenham fight on multiple fronts.

Tottenham will now look to secure three points over ​Brighton in the Premier League mid-week fixture on Wednesday night at Wembley.