Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Pritchard has emerged as a transfer target for West Bromwich Albion as Tony Pulis is looking to secure the services of the midfielder for the rest of the season on loan. He came up through the ranks of the north London club's youth setup, but is yet to make an impact in the first team as he has spent the last few seasons on loan.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham's academy graduate was set to join Burnely in the mid-season transfer window. However, West Brom have now entered the race and are confident of landing Pritchard on loan for the remainder of this campaign.
The England Under-21 international is expected to have his medical with the Baggies on Monday (1 February) as he will join Pulis' side for the second half of the season. Pritchard will take the place of Serge Gnabry at the Hawthorns, who returned to his parent club Arsenal after his season-long deal was cut short in January.
Pulis wants the Tottenham midfielder to replace Gnabry in the squad, but hopes that Pritchard will shine during his time at West Brom. The Gunners' man had a disappointing first six months and failed to impress during his time at the club.
During the 2014/15 season, Pritchard was on loan with Brentford, where he scored 12 goals from 45 appearances for the Championship side. His impressive form saw him make it to Gareth Southagate's squad for the U21 European championship and was expected to make his way to Mauricio Pochettino's squad.
However, he suffered a problem in his ankle while on international duty, which ruled him out from Tottenham's pre-season tour. The 22-year-old returned to action in August and featured for the White Hart Lane club during their goalless draw against Everton. Days after that he suffered another injury setback, which saw him undergo surgery in October. Pritchard is close to returning to full training and the loan move to West Brom will provide him with the opportunity of getting regular playing time.