Those famous ‘Sky sources’ have today reported that Spurs are ready to sell Alex Pritchard.
The club are said to be looking for a fee in the region of £8m for the 23-year old, who spent the latter half of the season on-loan at West Brom.
Last season was meant to be Pritchard’s shot at the big time. After a hugely successful loan spell with Brentford in the Championship, Pritchard was given a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, only for an ankle injury to ruin the opportunity.
The England U21 international played just one game for Tottenham last season, before a loan spell at West Brom which fell flat. In retrospect, Pritchard would have been far better off dropping back down to the Championship to play for promoted Burnley, but instead it was decided at the last minute that he should join the Baggies. Pritchard only played twice under Tony Pulis – a manager not famed for his love of diminutive attacking midfielders.
Many Spurs fans were excited at the prospect of Pritchard taking his place in the squad and it would be sad if he were to leave the club without anyone really knowing if he was up to it. While it might be difficult to give an untried player the sufficient opportunities in a new season in which Tottenham will compete in the Champions League, a loan spell to a Premier League club might be the perfect compromise.
Would you sell Pritchard, or is he potentially too bright a talent to let go without an opportunity?