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Tottenham extends contract of promising young winger

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Spurs have locked down another young promising academy graduate.

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More good news today! Continuing the Mauricio-Pochettino-Smiling-Awkwardly-While-Shaking-Hands-With-Young-Tottenham-Players photographic theme established this season, Tottenham Hotspur announced via their official Twitter account that the club has signed attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard to a new contract through 2019.

We haven't seen much of Alex Pritchard thus far this season, but that's because he picked up an injury while on international duty with the U21s in this summer's Euro Championships and has been rehabbing ever since. He's recently made it back to full training but hasn't yet made a match day squad in the early part of the season.

Pritchard was one of the stand-out players in the Championship last season while on loan at Brentford and was a key part of the Mark Warburton-led side that made it to the Championship playoffs. He scored 12 goals on loan with the Bees last season and Pochettino has already indicated that he has plans for the young winger.

This summer Spurs have extended the contracts of Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Winks, and Josh Onomah, indicating that Pochettino believes in the youth coming out of the Spurs academy and is willing to give them a shot. Pritchard is unlikely to be starting in the league anytime soon but should at minimum be active in the cups and Europa League, and if he impresses could take the Harry Kane route to the first team.

Congratulations to Alex!