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PROFILE: ALEX PRITCHARD

4 August 2016

Spurs midfielder completes City switch

Full name: Alex Pritchard

Date of birth
: May 3, 1993   

Nationality
: English

Norwich City earlier completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.

Born in Essex in 1993, Pritchard began his youth career with West Ham United before switching to Spurs' Academy in 2009.

After twice being named on the bench for Europa League games, the youngster starred in the 2011-12 Next Gen Series, netting four goals in the Under-19s tournament - including three against Inter Milan.


He impressed at the same tournament the following season, adding a further four goals which included one in a particularly notable 4-1 victory away to Barcelona.

Stepping up to senior football, Pritchard spent the second half of the 2012-13 campaign on loan at Peterborough United, making six appearances.

The attacking midfielder went out on loan again the following season, this time joining Swindon Town where he scored eight times in 44 matches across all competitions.


Upon returning to Tottenham he made his Barclays Premier League debut in May 2014, coming off the bench as a late substitute during a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

A further temporary spell away was to come during the 2014-15 campaign, with Pritchard moving to Sky Bet Championship side Brentford.

Settling quickly into life with the Bees, he enjoyed a stellar season, scoring 12 times in 47 appearances to be named in the division's Team of the Year.


Such form help guide Brentford to the play-offs, and also saw the youngster named as the Club's Players' Player of the Year.

He made one further substitute appearance for Tottenham at the start of the 2015-16 season, against Everton, ahead of joining fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on loan in January of this year.

While at the Hawthorns, Pritchard made two substitute appearances, and moves to Carrow Road having featured on numerous occasions for England's Under-21s side.


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