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Swansea City "pondering" bid for Spurs' Alex Pritchard

Pochettino has reportedly told Alex Pritchard that he is free to leave the club.

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We all knew what it meant when Alex Pritchard wasn't included in the squad for Tottenham's preseason tour of Australia. After failing to impress Mauricio Pochettino in behind-closed-door exhibition games this summer, Pritchard was clearly on his way out of the club.

According to a report in The Mirror, Swansea City could be about to launch a bid for the 23-year-old attacking midfielder. The Swans were linked with a £10 million move for Nacer Chadli just last week, but may have now switched their focus to a move for Pritchard.

Swansea are weighing up a fresh move for £8 million-rated Tottenham discard Alex Pritchard.

Pritchard has been told he can leave Spurs after being axed from their pre-season tour to Australia.

The Welsh club were pipped by West Brom to the midfielder's loan signature in January.

But the Swans - who also want Leicester striker Leo Ulloa - still retain an interest and could reunite their interest if Spurs lower their valuation.

£8 million isn't a ridiculously high asking price for Pritchard, even for Daniel Levy's standards. Pritch is a player who did very well in the Championship while on loan at Brentford. Despite a disappointing loan to West Brom last season there will certainly be interest in him on the transfer market.

Due to the lack of a real run-of-games in the first flight, the question still remains whether he is a Premier League caliber player. He could get his chance at the Welsh club that also employs former Tottenham players Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton.

The article goes on to claim that Newcastle, Norwich, and Leeds are interested in loaning Pritchard rather than signing him permanently. For his sake, let's hope he doesn't end up at the crazy house that is Leeds.

As with any story with The Mirror as its source, this has to be taken with a grain of salt, but it is absolutely a realistic transfer. We've got a good relationship with Swansea, and I don't think any of us see Pritchard being a part of the first team at White Hart Lane this upcoming season.