Report: Norwich City make late swoop for Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard

Alex Pritchard of England during training

The Canaries have attempted to hijack Brighton's bid.

Alex Pritchard of England during trainingAlex Pritchard of England during training

Norwich City have made a late swoop for Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard, according to Sky Sports News.

The 23-year old looked set to join Brighton after an £8 million fee and personal terms were agreed – as reported by Sky – but the Canaries have thrown a spanner in the works.

Sky report that Pritchard was due to undergo a medical with the South Coast club late last night but news of an approach from the relegated side halted proceedings.

Alex Pritchard playing for Tottenham Under-21sAlex Pritchard playing for Tottenham Under-21s

It’s unclear which destination the Tottenham academy product prefers, with both clubs set to challenge for promotion this season, but a move either way looks imminent.

The England Under-21 international excelled in the Championship on loan at Brentford two seasons ago and was expected to fight for a first-team berth at White Hart Lane last term.

Brentford's Alex Pritchard celebrates scoring their first goalAlex Pritchard celebrates scoring for Brentford

Injury scuppered his pre-season preparations with Mauricio Pochettino and he was never able to force himself into contention.

An unsuccessful loan spell at West Brom followed in the second half of the season and despite his clear potential, it appears Pritchard will not be joining the growing list of academy prospects to break into Tottenham’s first-team setup in recent years.

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