Liverpool fans have been kept busy with rumours all transfer window inside the Football Transfer Tavern, and Tom Collomosse of the Evening Standard has another for them concerning a young Tottenham midfielder.
Highly rated Alex Pritchard is reportedly Brendan Rodgers’ latest target, after catching the eye during Spurs’ development matches this year, notably in their remarkable 4-1 win at Barcelona in the NextGen Series.
However, Pritchard is yet to break into Andre Villas-Boas’ first team squad, and Rodgers who has used a host of young players for Liverpool this season has begun plotting his move.
Pritchard turns 20 in May, and with his contract running down he is thought to be considering his options.
Alex Inglethorpe coached Pritchard during his six year spell as a Tottenham youth coach, and having moved to become reserve team coach at Liverpool, retains a strong interest in the attacking midfielder.
Tottenham are set to offer the player a new deal, although it is understood he is keen to keep his options open.
Any move away from the club would entitle Spurs to compensation with the North London club having developed the player, although Liverpool feel any fee they would have to pay would turn out to be a bargain in the long run.