Tottenham Hotspur should look to send Alex Pritchard out on loan in January

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

The England under-21 international is approaching a comeback from ankle surgery.

This season was supposed to represent a breakthrough campaign for Tottenham Hotspur's young playmaker Alex Pritchard.

The talented midfielder has always been on the radar in the Tottenham youth system, but he has truly come to the fore last season whilst on loan at Championship side Brentford.

He was one of the stars in a surprise promotion push from The Bees, featuring 47 times for the Griffin Park club, scoring 12 goals and bagging plenty of assists as well.

Unfortunately, despite being in the plans of Mauricio Pochettino, he has played just once this season before an ankle injury ruled him out.

He is due back in early January and then Tottenham have a decision to make.

After two weeks or so of rehabilitation at Hotspur Way the transfer window will remain open and Spurs would be doing the right thing if they loaned him out yet again.

It would not have been the original plan but regular first-team football for Pritchard at Spurs, midway through an injury struck season, looks unlikely.

Plenty of Championship teams and even a handful of Premier League clubs would be scrambling to have him at their disposal for promotion or relegation battles and Pritchard could still get 20 or so games out of the season - an unlikely scenario at Spurs.

If he is fit, Spurs must send out this top talent on loan in January.

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