Report: Napoli make approach to sign Tottenham's Alex Pritchard on permanent deal

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Napoli and Newcastle United have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur’s Alex Pritchard.

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According to Sky Sports, Napoli have made an approach to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Alex Pritchard.

The report claims that the Italian giants have made contact with the Premier League side over the possibility of a permanent switch as they look to strengthen their squad this summer.

Pritchard joined the Spurs youth academy from West Ham United in 2009, quickly establishing himself as an exciting prospect for the club’s under-18 team and earning international recognition at youth level.

Alex Pritchard of England during training

The 23-year-old went on to enjoy loan spells at Peterborough United, Swindon Town and Brentford, helping the latter to the Championship play-offs in the 2014/15 campaign with 12 goals.

However, his progress since then has stalled somewhat following an uneventful stint at West Bromwich Albion on loan, and Sky Sports reported last month that Spurs could be willing to cash in on him.

Newcastle United have recently been linked with a move for the winger (a report in The Sun’s newspaper and cited by HITC), although it appears Napoli are now leading the race for his signature.

Brentford's Alex Pritchard shoots at goal

Sky Sports claim the Italian club have made an approach for him, and should they get a positive response it would be difficult to see him turn down the opportunity to play Champions League football in Naples.

Pritchard has suffered from a succession of injuries and niggles over the past 12 months, therefore perhaps a surprise change in scene would be a good move for all parties involved.

Alex Pritchard playing for Tottenham Under-21s

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