Report: Tottenham Hotspur youngster wanted by Newcastle United

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

Alex Pritchard is back at White Hart Lane following a spell at West Bromwich Albion.

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

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard is a target for Newcastle United, a report in Tuesday's Sun newspaper (page 50) claims.

Pritchard, who shone on loan at Brentford in 2014-15, prompting a call-up to England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship, signed a new four-year deal with the Londoners last summer.

However, injury has hindered the 23-year-old's progress and he was loaned out again, this time to Premier League West Bromwich Albion, to little success.

England's Ben Gibson, Danny Ings, Matt Targett, Marcus Bettinelli, Jack Butland, Jake Forster Caskey and Alex Pritchard during trainingPritchard (far right) with his England Under-21 colleagues

The Baggies called on Pritchard's services just four times in as many months and he returns to Tottenham with his future uncertain.

Sky Sports reported last month that Spurs would be willing to offload the attacking midfielder, who they value at £8 million, however another loan deal would allow them time to reassess.

Newcastle dropped out of the Premier League last season and manager Rafa Benitez has been linked with a host of second tier stars as he looks to mount an immediate assault on promotion.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conferenceBenitez is committed to bringing Newcastle back to the big time

And signing Pritchard, who was named in the divisional team of the year the last time he appeared at that level, would be a step towards achieving that goal.

Brentford's Alex Pritchard celebrates scoring their first goalPritchard fired Brentford to the play-offs two seasons ago

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