Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed three outgoing moves on January transfer deadline day (1 February). Alex Pritchard has completed his loan switch to West Brom until the end of the season while Argentine defender Federico Fazio has returned to former club Sevilla, also until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
20-year-old defender Milos Veljkovic meanwhile has left White Hart Lane on a permanent deal, signing a three-and-a-half year deal with Werder Bremen.
Pritchard, 22, suffered an ankle injury while on international duty with England at the summer\'s Under-21 European Championships, a problem that required him to undergo surgery in October.
Having missed most of the 2015-16 season, the attacking midfielder is eager to make up for lost time at the Hawthorns. \"It\'s been a hectic few hours – I was close to going elsewhere – but when this came about I didn\'t hesitate to come here,\" said Pritchard. \"I\'m here and excited to get going. I spoke to Tony Pulis and coaches and was told to do my best, work hard and make an impression. I\'m an attacking player, I like to get on the ball, make things happen and have an eye for goal. I can play on the wing or centrally – it\'s a dream to play in the Premier League and I hope I get that chance.\"
Speaking at a press conference in the place of Pulis – who was away on \"football business\" – assistant coach David Kemp suggested Tuesday\'s (2 February) Premier League meeting with Swansea City will come too soon for the Spurs loanee. \"Alex is an exciting young player who has been out on loan twice. Hopefully he can make an impact. We are assessing his fitness.\"
Fazio meanwhile returns to Sevilla just 18 months after arriving at White Hart Lane. The La Liga side have confirmed however they do not have the option to make his move a permanent one at the end of the season.
He becomes the second defender to leave the club on deadline day, following Serbian youngster Veljkovic out of the club. The centre half, whose contract was set to expire in the summer, departs having made just two first-team appearances for the club.
\"We have been monitoring Milos for a long time now, and are pleased that he has now joined. This transfer is an investment in the future,\" said Werder chief executive Thomas Eichin.