Norwich City transfer rumours: Alex Pritchard poised for Huddersfield medical
PUBLISHED: 21:35 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:48 11 January 2018
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Alex Pritchard will have a Hudddersfield medical on Thursday after Norwich City agreed a £14m fee for the midfielder.
The Telegraph’s John Percy reported on Wednesday evening the Canaries have finally sanctioned Pritchard’s departure, after rejecting an opening bid from the Premier League Terriers around the £5m mark.
The Daily Mail claim the clubs have thrashed out an initial £12m deal, rising to £14m in add ons.
City had made it clear they were under no pressure to offload their best talent in this window, but Pritchard is believed to be keen to try his luck in the top flight after failing to make the grade at Tottenham.
Reports earlier in the week claimed Pritchard was prepared to sign a four-and-a-half year deal with David Wagner’s side, but the attacking midfielder’s pending departure will come as a major blow for Daniel Farke.
The City head coach admitted at the weekend he was looking forward to working with the 24-year-old, who only made his first start of the season on November 25 after undergoing ankle ligament surgery following a pre-season injury.
“All I can say he is so important for us and how we play,” said Farke after the Canaries’ spirited FA Cup draw against Chelsea. “The board and Stuart Webber made it clear there is no financial pressure to sell him in this window.
“It is quite normal there will be interest, speculation and rumours but I am looking forward to working further on with him.”
More than 7,000 voted in our Pinkun poll in recent days, with 86pc of those who voted indicating they would only accept £12m plus for Pritchard, who has a Carrow Road contract until 2020.
Pritchard has scored eight goals and created 11 assists in 43 games for the Canaries since joining from Spurs in a deal worth a reported £8m in August 2016.