Tottenham Hotspur are set to allow Alex Pritchard to leave the club in the summer after the midfielder failed to break into the first-team at White Hart Lane. The England U21 international spent the second-half of last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion but failed to impress Mauricio Pochettino during his spell at the Hawthorns making just three appearances in all competitions.
According to Sky Sports, the 23-year-old midfielder, who is contracted to Spurs until the summer of 2019, will be allowed to leave with two Premier League clubs and a number of Championship clubs interested in signing him. Tottenham are said to value Pritchard at around £8m ($11.5m) despite the midfielder making just one appearance for them last season.
Pritchard was highly rated at the north London club, but injuries held him back from making an impact last season after being handed a chance to stake a claim for a first-team place by the Argentine manager. Pochettino has built a reputation as a manager who is keen to promote young talent through to the first-team, but after a failed loan spell at the Hawthorns the manager had admitted in April that there would be a decision regarding his future following the end of the campaign.
The Spurs midfielder, however, could have a long list of suitors, especially from the Championship following his stellar loan spell with Brentford during the 2014-15 campaign. Pritchard scored 12 goals and provided seven assists in 47 appearances to help the Bees qualify for the Championship playoffs, but lost to Middlesbrough with a 5-1 aggregate score in the semi-finals.
According to the Northern Echo, newly promoted side Middlesbrough are said to be interested in signing the England U21 international after missing out to West Brom during the January transfer window. Pochettino has a good relationship with Boro boss Aitor Karanka, but the report claims that it is unlikely that the newcomers will meet Tottenham's £8m valuation of the player.