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Alex Pritchard: Norwich City star completes Huddersfield Town move

Alex Pritchard has completed his move to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Norwich City have sold midfielder Alex Pritchard to Premier League side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal in Yorkshire, with the option of a further 12 months.

Pritchard moved to Carrow Road from Tottenham Hotspur in 2016 and played 43 times for the club.

He missed the start of this season with an ankle injury, but returned to the side in recent weeks, with his last appearance coming against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Norwich rejected an initial bid from the Terriers earlier in the transfer window, but an agreement was eventually reached earlier this week.

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“I’m happy to get it over the line and join Huddersfield Town; it’s been a while since I’ve wanted to play in the Premier League and now my chance has come," Pritchard said.

“I think Huddersfield Town will be the right club. I’ve spoken to the Head Coach a couple of times now, the way they play football and with the togetherness of the team, I think it’s the perfect fit for me.”

Pritchard is Huddersfield's second signing of the month so far, with Monaco defender Terence Kongolo having already joined on loan.

"Alex is a young, British player who arrives as one of the top performers in the Sky Bet Championship and with a desire to prove himself in the Premier League," Head Coach David Wagner said.

“Now we will work hard with him to give him every possibility of being a success for us in the top division."

Mark McKee has been linked with a move away from Stevenage. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has warned Premier League clubs that he doesn't intend to cash in on highly-rated youngsters Ben Wilmot and Mark McKee this month.

"We are flattered at the interest from so many Premier League clubs for our young players, but we want to continue developing and improving them here for as long as possible," he told the club's official website.

"Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Burnley, Watford, Brighton, Bournemouth and West Brom have all registered interest and I am told there is also a top Bundesliga club that wants to speak to me.

“The days of top quality young lads being picked off early for relatively small fees and modest wages are over, reflecting the inflated value of a Premier League player today.’’

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