Wigan Athletic are targeting a loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur winger Alex Pritchard, who dazzled his way into glory with brilliant performances while on loan at Swindon Town in 2013-14 season.
Swindon Town and Tottenham Hotspur enjoys a good working relationship, and as a result a number of Spurs youngsters were loaned out to The Robins last season. Highly rated attacking midfielder Ryan Mason was the main attraction among the lot, but it was winger Alex Pritchard who took center stage with impressive performances one after the other in League One.
Alex Pritchard represented Swindon Town on 44 occasions last seasons before returning to White Hart Lane to make his Tottenham Hotspur debut against Aston Villa in Premier League. Alex Pritchard scored 6 goals during his loan spell and was a consistent menace to the opposition defences with his skill and trickery. His eye catching displays earned him nomination in two categories in the Football League awards. He made it among the selected batch in League one player of the season as well as in League one young player of the year.
Alex Pritchard returned to Tottenham before the end of season and trained with the first team squad for two weeks before making his debut. During this period, Tottenham Hotspur player of the season – Christian Eriksen saw the talented youngster in action and was really impressed by the rising star.
“He’s a really good player and he made a real impression on me in the first few days he was back at the club. He’s very skillful, good on the ball. He didn’t get much of a chance on his debut, a short time, but he’s really talented. He’s one for the future, for sure.”
Christian Eriksen’s impression is mirrored by most of the Tottenham Supporters as he is regarded as one of the best talents emerging from the Tottenham Academy in recent years. Alex Pritchard believes that he can build on his debut and is looking forward to the next season.
“It was good to get my Spurs debut under my belt and to play alongside top quality players. It was a great way to finish the season and hopefully next year I can push on again and get even more game time.”
Championship side Wigan Athletic who missed a Premier League spot after failing in the play-off’s are planning to strengthen their side. Alex Pritchard had caught the eye of Wigan Atheltic manager Uwe Rosler during his loan spell at Swindon Town and the manager thinks that the Spurs youngster can help Wigan in their fight for Premier League return.
A loan move to the ball playing Championship side Wigan Athletic will be beneficial for Alex Pritchard and Spurs hierarchy also believes in the step by step development of their talents. The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur might be an encouraging news for the youngster. But with the options available for him are plenty and it will be difficult for Alex Pritchard to make a breakthrough.
Can Wigan convince Alex Prtichard and Tottenham officials to join their fight for Premier League return?