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West Brom seal swoop for Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard

Published 01/02/2016

Tottenham's Alex Pritchard had a successful loan spell at Brentford last season
Tottenham's Alex Pritchard had a successful loan spell at Brentford last season

West Brom have completed a loan move for Tottenham's Alex Pritchard.

The midfielder underwent a medical at the Baggies on Monday before sealing a switch until the end of the season.

Burnley were keen to take the 22-year-old to Turf Moor but Albion made a late move and he could now make his Barclays Premier League debut at home to Swansea on Tuesday.

"It's been a hectic few hours - I was close to going elsewhere - but when this came about I didn't hesitate to come here," Pritchard told the club's official site.

"I'm here and excited to get going. I spoke to Tony Pulis and coaches and was told to do my best, work hard and make an impression.

"I'm an attacking player, I like to get on the ball, make things happen and have an eye for goal.

"I can play on the wing or centrally - it's a dream to play in the Premier League and I hope I get that chance."

Pritchard has made just one appearance for Tottenham this season, in August, and has struggled with an ankle injury which has left him needing game time.

He has made two substitute outings for the first team since rising through the ranks at White Hart Lane and made his debut on the final day of the 2013-14 season.

Pritchard scored 12 goals in 47 games on loan at Brentford last season and would help boost Albion's midfield after they lost James Morrison and Callum McManaman to injury.

Boss Tony Pulis has also signed QPR's Sandro on loan until the end of the campaign as the Baggies battle to hold on to Saido Berahino.

Newcastle made a £21million move on Sunday but Albion's position remains unchanged and the club do not want to sell the England Under-21 international.

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