Ian Holloway's surprising reaction to Alex Pritchard's West Brom move

Ian Holloway

The Tottenham Hotspur prospect has joined West Brom on loan.

Ian Holloway says there is no better place for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alex Pritchard than West Brom, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the pundit believes Tony Pulis is the right man to get the best out of the 22-year-old, despite his reputation for almost playing anti-football.

Holloway told Sky Sports News on Monday afternoon: "There’s no place better for Pritchard than under Tony Pulis. I don’t think West Brom are anywhere near going down and Tottenham look at the bigger picture."

Holloway's praise of Pulis is understandable. The Baggies coach is a master when it comes to getting results.

Developing young players is another matter, however. Just look at Serge Gnabry - even Arsenal fans can tell you the West Brom hoss is far from the perfect coach for a developing prospect who likes to get on the ball.

Tottenham supporters will likely therefore disagree with Holloway that there is no better place for Pritchard.

With the way West Brom have responded to Tottenham's interest in Saido Berahino, meanwhile, it seems a little generous to loan them a player. Unless it's a sweetener...

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