Newcastle should move for Tottenham’s Alex Pritchard

Brentford's Alex Pritchard shoots at goal

Why Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard would be a good signing for Newcastle United in the summer transfer window…

Brentford's Alex Pritchard celebrates scoring their first goal

According to a recent report in The London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell Alex Pritchard in the summer transfer window.

Pritchard has been on the books of Tottenham since 2009 and has a contract with the North London outfit until June 2019.

It has been reported that Premier League duo Middlesbrough and Swansea City are interested in signing the 23-year-old, who can play as a winger or an attacking midfielder.

“It is now understood that Spurs are prepared to let Pritchard leave although there is certain to be negotiation over the fee,” states the report in The London Evening Standard.

“Spurs' initial request is thought to be around the £8million mark but clubs chasing him are unlikely to offer that much for a player yet to establish himself in the top flight.”

Brentford's Alex Pritchard shoots at goal

Newcastle are not in the Premier League anymore and will feature in the Championship next season, but they should make a move for Pritchard in the summer transfer window.

True, the former England Under-21 international attacking midfielder had injury concerns and struggled for playing time during a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion this past season, but he is a proven Championship player.

During the 2014-15 campaign when he was on loan at Brentford, Pritchard scored 11 goals and created as many as 111 chances in 46 Championship appearances.

Pritchard was one of the best attacking midfielders in the Championship that season, and he could be a key player for Newcastle during the 2016-17 campaign.

England's Alex Pritchard sits on the bench before the match

The Englishman knows the Championship inside out, and he would be determined to get his career back on track.

It is unlikely that Pritchard would be able to play regularly for Tottenham next season, and the Magpies should try to convince him to move to St. James’ Park in the summer transfer window.

With Georginio Wijnaldum’s future wrapped up in uncertainty - The Mirror recently claimed that Everton and Southampton are interested in the Netherlands international attacking midfielder - Pritchard would make the ideal signing for the Magpies in their quest to finish in the top two of the Championship next season.

Alex Pritchard of England during training

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