Report: Alex Pritchard is £8m target for Swansea City, Leeds and Newcastle eye loan deals

Alex Pritchard of England during training

Swansea City are reportedly making a move for Spurs playmaker Alex Pritchard.

Alex Pritchard of England during trainingAlex Pritchard of England during training

According to The Mirror, Swansea City are plotting an £8m bid for Tottenham playmaker Alex Pritchard - but Newcastle and Leeds are only keen on loan deals for him.

Pritchard, 23, has come up through the ranks at White Hart Lane having left West Ham United in 2009, and has been highly rated at Spurs thanks to some impressive loan spells.

Brentford's Alex Pritchard celebrates scoring their first goal

After impressing at Peterborough United and Swindon Town, Pritchard was loaned out to Brentford, where he hit 12 goals and seven assists in the Championship.

Last season was a difficult one for Pritchard though, as he spent the first half of the campaign sidelined through injury, and then struggled to play first-team football when loaned out to West Bromwich Albion for the second half of the season.

Brentford's Alex Pritchard shoots at goal

Now, The Mirror report that Pritchard has been told to find a new club by Tottenham, and Premier League rivals Swansea City are lining up a bid of £8m to sign him.

The Swans already have former Spurs players like Kyle Naughton and Gylfi Sigurdsson at the club, and Pritchard may well relish the chance to play more first-team football at the Liberty Stadium, should that £8m deal go through.

Alex Pritchard playing for Tottenham Under-21s

Spurs will be tempted to cash in, which would leave a few clubs disappointed. The report claims that Leeds United and Newcastle United are two teams who would like to take Pritchard on loan this summer, with that £8m fee a little beyond their reach.

If Tottenham can't sell Pritchard, they may well field loan enquiries once again, but after four loan spells away from White Hart Lane, it's time for Pritchard to settle down and play regularly - factors that may well be on offer at Swansea.

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