Spurs transfer season looks set to be a busy one this summer, and it’s already warming up with all focus at the moment on young stars, both keeping our own and recruiting more.
First for our own, 18 year old Alex Pritchard. Pritchard is a midfielder for the youth team and has been with the club since he was 10. So loyal then? Maybe, but QPR are testing that loyalty by promising the youngster an easier path to first team football. Spurs chiefs are keen to retain Pritchard but he is out of contract in the summer.
I won’t lie, I don’t know much about Pritchard, but I hope he stays. It would be an odd move for him to join a QPR side that still can’t offer him first team football yet, and may well be in the Championship next year. Unless, of course QPRs deep-pocketed owners are stumping up more cash than Spurs are willing to. Even if he is talented, Spurs may not want to hand out a payrise, as we have many talented youngsters. Giving them all a raise would soon add up.
At the same time Spurs are chasing young goalie Sam Slocombe. Slocombe is 23 and currently between the sticks at Scunthorpe, where he has been racking clean sheets recently. He also recently took home the clubs player of the year award. All this have gained Spurs attention, but do these signings ever go anywhere. All clubs need a third or fourth choice goalie of course, but it sure is hard to get excited about.
Or am I wrong? If you’ve seen Slocombe play is he good enough to be in contention right away, especially if we shed Gomes, Cudicini, and Alnwick?