CONFIRMED! Tottenham starlet Alex Pritchard signs for Norwich on four-year contract

4 Aug

Norwich have announced the signing of young winger Alex Pritchard from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old has penned a four-year contract with the Canaries, having reportedly turned down an £8m move to Championship rivals Brighton.

Free-kick specialist Pritchard was highly-rated at Spurs but failed to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s first team and spent the last four seasons away from the club on loan.

Academy graduate Pritchard made just two Premier League appearances for Spurs, but proved his class during a productive spell at Brentford two years ago.

After spells at Peterborough and Swindon in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, Pritchard excelled for the Bees during the 2014-15 campaign, scoring 12 goals in 47 appearances on their run to the play-offs.

His performances for the Championship side saw him named Brentford’s Players’ Player of the Year and also earned himself a place in the division’s Team of the Year.

On his permanent switch to Carrow Road, Pritchard told the club’s official website: “I’m ready to come here, fight for my place and hopefully play well. 

“I feel I need to go out and prove myself again in football. I’m 23 now so it’s about time I had my own path really. 

“I’ve had a full pre-season and with our first game at the weekend I’m looking forward to hopefully bedding myself in quickly.”

Reflecting on adding the former England Under-21 international to his squad, manager Alex Neil added: “Alex is an exciting player who is capable of both scoring and creating goals.

“He is proven at this level having excelled at Brentford two seasons ago, and adds to our attacking options. I’m really looking forward to working with him on a day-to-day basis.” 

Neil has also added a goalkeeper to his ranks, handing former Portsmouth player Paul Jones a two-year deal at Carrow Road, following the departures of Declan Rudd and Jake Kean. 


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