Spurs have announced that Alex Pritchard has been sold to Norwich City.
Just a couple of days ago it looked as if Pritchard was moving to Brighton, with a fee between the clubs and personal details agreed, but Norwich hijacked the deal at the eleventh hour.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 4, 2016
The fee is undisclosed but Tottenham’s original deal with Brighton was said to rise as high as £8m, based on performances. Having been relegated from the Premier League last season, Norwich are one of the favourites to go back up and it’s likely that any promotion will ensure a windfall for Spurs.
Pritchard was a huge success in his last season in the Championship. He scored 12 goals from midfield while on loan at Brentford in 2014-15 and was given a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad last season, to prove himself in the Premier League.
Unfortunately, injuries robbed Pritchard of the chance to show his worth to Pochettino and a loan move to West Brom in January was a disaster, as he played just four times for the Baggies.
Pritchard is clearly a player with some talent and we hope that he can bounce back from his disappointments at Norwich and will soon be back in the Premier League.