Alex Pritchard has been one of Brentford's best players this season. He has three goals in 17 matches and has earned himself a regular place with the England U-21s. But the problem with being a Championship team and having a great player on loan is that Premier League teams come calling, and they've come calling for Pritchard.
Brentford manager Mark Wharburton really doesn't want him to go.
All I look at is the players are doing well because they're playing here. They're getting good pitch time and players want to play.
You can get a loan move to a higher Premier League club and spend seven tenths of the time on the bench.
There is one definite plus in all of this: Pritchard is a Spurs player. He's on loan at Burnley so the better he plays, the better it is for Tottenham, and more interest is always a good thing.
West Brom and Burnley are both reportedly want to bring Pritchard in this January and Spurs have the option to recall him then so they could do so then before sending him on loan to either Premier League club. The question then becomes whether Pritchard wants to move on and then whether Spurs want him to.
In the mean time, Pritchard will continue to start for a team that is in the promotion playoffs, just as he has for every single match this season.