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Alex Pritchard has joined West Brom on loan from Tottenham, Football Insider sources understand.
Spurs have reached an agreement with the Midlands club for the England Under-21 international to move on loan until the end of the season.
Football Insider revealed on Sunday afternoon that the playmaker was set to undergo a medical at West Brom and the terms of the deal have been finalised.
This comes after Pritchard was close to joining Championship high flyers Burnley earlier on Sunday. A deal was in place but West Brom made a late move to land the 22-year-old playmaker.
A source has told Football Insider that Pritchard, who has just returned to training after three months out with an ankle injury, is set to go straight into the West Brom squad for
He is highly regarded by Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff but they have decided he can go out on loan to get more first-team experience under his belt.
A number of Premier League and Championship clubs registered an interest in the former England Under-21 international.
Pritchard had a successful loan spell at Brentford last season, where he scored 12 goals and supplied seven assists in 47 appearances for the Championship club.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Dembele’s move to Tottenham has hit a snag over Fulham’s wish for the striker to be loaned back for the rest of the season.