Pritchard joins Bees on loan

  • Last Updated: July 17 2014, 14:34 BST

Brentford have confirmed the season-long loan-signing of Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard.

Alex Pritchard: Impressed at Swindon last season
Alex Pritchard: Impressed at Swindon last season

The 21-year-old impressed during a loan spell with Swindon last season, scoring six goals in 33 starts, prompting manager Mark Warburton to make a move.

"Alex is a player I have watched for many years," the Bees boss told the club's official website.

"He is very good tactically and technically, with excellent dead ball delivery.

"We fought off competition from a number of Championship clubs to get Alex to Griffin Park."

Despite agreeing a 12-month deal, though, Spurs have added a clause allowing them to recall Pritchard during the January transfer window should they wish to do so and also handed the playmaker a new contract to 2016.

Pritchard becomes the fifth new arrival at Griffin Park this summer joining Moses Odubajo, Alan Judge, Andre Gray and Marcos Tebar Ramiro at the newly-promoted Sky Bet Championship side.