Alex Pritchard joined Norwich City from Spurs today, but only because of a traffic jam.
The attacking midfielder had been set for a move to Brighton. The fee and personal details were agreed and Pritchard was travelling down to the south coast, before delays on the M25 allowed Norwich to hijack the deal at the eleventh hour.
Here’s how fans of Brighton, Norwich and Tottenham reacted to the saga.
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) August 4, 2016
— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) August 4, 2016
I still remember Pritchard ripping us a new one playing for Brentford. Top player, great signing. #ncfc
— Chris Adnams (@Chris_OTBC) August 4, 2016
#thfc Shame that Alex Pritchard never really got a chance at Spurs. His injury last summer probably cost him his chance to break through.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) August 4, 2016
— Hoolaholic (@Hoolaholic) August 4, 2016
Doesn't matter how much you rate Pritchard, £8m for someone who couldn't even get on the bench at WBA last season is great busienss #coys
— michael (@officialMKcoys) August 4, 2016
Give it two years I think we will re-sign Pritchard for more than we sold him for #COYS
— Rory Bailey (@RoryTBailey) August 4, 2016
Norwich have paid plenty for Pritchard, far more than deal agreed by Albion, which Spurs were prepared to still honour. His choice. #bhafc
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorArgus) August 4, 2016
Good to see Poch brave to let youth go like Pritchard if he feels they aren't good enough, Mason/Carroll you'd feel also at risk too.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) August 4, 2016
— ZΛC (@TheFreshQuince) August 4, 2016