Lazio closing in on Tottenham starlet Alex Pritchard - report

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

The Serie A side have identified the England under-21 star as a potential new addition, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard has become a surprise target for Serie A side Lazio, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The promising Spurs midfielder is widely adjudged as one of the brightest young players in the English game and thrived last season while on loan at Championship side Brentford.

With his performances for the England under-21’s also raising Pritchard’s profile, the dynamic and versatile youngster is expected to be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team squad for the forthcoming campaign.

Spurs have had issues on the right-hand side of their midfield, with neither Erik Lamela nor Andros Townsend consistent enough to pin down the position.

Gazzetta claims that Lazio are looking to bolster their squad ahead of competing in the Champions League next season and have identified Pritchard as one of a number of promising new young signings.

Spurs will surely be keen to hold on to their rising star, with any sale sparking anger in the White Hart Lane faithful.

The allure of a move abroad and the chance to play in the Champions League may well turn Pritchard’s head, but Spurs will most likely want to resist any advances for the talented midfielder.

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