Tottenham Hotspur young midfielder posts emotional goodbye message to team-mates as he exits club

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Joe Pritchard has said his goodbyes after leaving the club following 14 years in north London.

The 21-year-old has been on trial recently at Bolton Wanderers and is believed to have also tried his luck at Cheltenham Town. With his contract coming to an end at Tottenham Pritchard has now announced his departure.

He posted on Instagram: “Thank you for all the incredible memories I’ve shared during 14 years at this club! I’ve met brothers I will never forget and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

That brought plenty of reactions from his Tottenham team-mates from over the years wishing him well on the next step of his football career.

Pritchard was an experienced member of the club’s development squad, having fought back from a broken leg during his teen years.

He was a mainstay of the U23s, often captaining the side, and played in both the Premier League 2 and EFL Trophy for the side this season, helping them secure their place in the former for another season.

However, he was never able to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s first team squad and now must find himself a new club in the game.

Pritchard will not be the only one moving on from Spurs this summer from the development squad. As football.london reported this morning, talented wide man Keanan Bennetts is on the verge of a move to Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach.

It is also expected that striker Shayon Harrison and defender Matthew Lock will be among those moving on this summer, while the future of U18s striker Reo Griffiths is still up in the air. The club have offered the the teenager a professional deal but he has been linked with moves to RB Leipzig and Celtic.