James Cameron Is Trialing In The English Premier League
What a week it’s been for Vancouver FC’s youngsters: while 16-year-old TJ Tahid has been called up by Canada for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, 18-year-old defender James Cameron finds himself on trial with multiple Premier League sides.
First reported by Josh Deming and now confirmed by Northern Tribune, the Vancouver FC youngster is just wrapping a trial with Premier League side Luton Town before embarking on what we’re told is a series of trials amongst other Premier League sides.
Cameron’s rookie season saw the defender immediately step into a starting role with the expansion side, with the 18-year-old only missing one match since his debut on June 11. The full-back has been present for every club win amongst the team’s inaugural season, leading the team in both tackles won per game and duals won, too.
Despite his nomination for Best Canadian U-21 Player, Cameron was absent at the 2023 CPL Awards as he was already trialing with Luton Town, who also hold contract with another Canadian Premier League export in Aribim Pepple. The former Cavalry lad signed for the club after breaking a CPL scoring streak record last year.
The English upper tiers have kept a good eye on CPL talent, with Dominick Zator having once neared a move to the Championship, while David Norman Jr. more recently helped Northampton Town earn promotion to League One.
While it remains to be seen if James Cameron will be able to make his English trial a permanent affair, the fact that clubs of such high stature are looking at the North Vancouver youngster as a possible addition to their own player pathway certainly reflects on what has been a sterling first year of professional football from him.