Alex Pritchard: I couldn't wait to leave Tottenham
By Dominic Toner
Alex Pritchard has revealed his delight after leaving Tottenham to join Championship side Norwich.
The Canaries confirmed the signing of Pritchard on Thursday and it was widely reported that the total fee was worth £8million.
Spurs academy graduate Pritchard was widely hailed as an emerging star at White Hart Lane but made just two senior appearances for the first team.
“It was a bit disappointing to finally leave Spurs. But in the end I couldn’t wait to get out of there,” Pritchard told the Mirror. “They just never gave me a chance.
“Norwich have a great squad and get a full house at every home game so the crowd are like a 12th man. Hopefully, I can add something new in the attacking third, creating chances, scoring goals and getting the crowd excited.”
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Football Insider revealed last week that Pritchard was one of seven senior Spurs players deemed surplus to requirements by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Pritchard, who operates in the number 10 role but can also play out wide, made a name for himself during a loan spell at Brentford in the 2014-15 season, where he scored 12 times.
The 23-year-old playmaker spent the second half of last season on-loan at West Brom, but failed to make a single start for the Baggies, managing just two Premier League sub appearances.
The England Under-21 international failed to make an impact on the Spurs first-team and has also spent time on loan at both Swindon and Peterborough.
Spurs have already filled the space in the squad left by Pritchard with pairing Victor Wanyama and Vicent Janssen agreeing moves to White Hart Lane earlier this summer, and Georges Kevin-N’Koudou has now passed a medical at the club according to La Provence.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have made an approach for a £25.5million-rated playmaker.