Norwich reportedly eye Alex Pritchard as long-term successor to Wes Hoolahan, but Spurs would be crazy to sell

The Tottenham Hotspur youngster has been linked with a move to Norwich City.

According to a report from the Sun, Norwich City are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard as a long-term successor to Wes Hoolahan.

The 22-year-old was tipped to have a big campaign at White Hart Lane following his successful loan spell at Championship side Brentford last season. But injuries have cast a cruel shadow over the last few months and Pritchard is only just gearing up to return to the field.

He is expected to be back in Tottenham training this month and Norwich will reportedly keep a very close eye on him for the second half of a campaign that has been impressive for all the newly promoted clubs so far.

Norwich are currently 15th in the Premier League, six points clear of the relegation zone, and while many of the Canaries’ first-team squad have impressed they could certainly do with a young attacking midfielder eager to prove himself in the top flight.

Pritchard has the talent to succeed at Tottenham in the long term, he just needs the luck now, and if he can get back to match fitness in time a loan move would be the best option at this stage of the season.

After all, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to sell Pritchard without giving him a sufficient chance to impress.

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