Alex Pritchard to Lazio? Surely Tottenham have no intention of letting him go

Tottenham Hotspur's young attacking midfielder will surely be going nowhere this summer.

According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, Italian club Lazio are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard this summer, but if the claim is true, surely the North London club will rebuff any and all bids that come for the talented midfielder.

Pritchard spent last season on loan at Championship side Brentford where he shone, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists to help his temporary side into the play-offs.

There may not have been a fairy tale ending on that occasion but throughout the year the 22-year-old proved what a classy player he is and that he fully deserves a chance at Tottenham next season.

Let’s face it: If Ryan Mason continues to be given chances despite his faltering form in the final months of the previous campaign, Pritchard’s inclusion should be a shoo-in.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has proved he gives youth a chance and in Pritchard he has a goal-scorer and creator who will be chomping at the bit to show the White Hart Lane faithful what he can do.

With just one senior appearance for Spurs under his belt so far, he has a way to go before he can be regarded as a regular starter, but with the sheer number of games Tottenham will be playing next season there will be more than enough chances for Pritchard to impress.

Lazio may well be interested, but this one surely will not happen. Why would Tottenham sell one of their brightest young talents before he has even had the chance to play in the side?

Next season will be a big one for the England under-21 international and as a result Lazio will have to look elsewhere for new additions.

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