Norwich City had no option but to sell Alex Pritchard in January after the player demanded to leave the club, according to sporting director Stuart Webber.

As reported by the Pinkun, Webber revealed that the club could have kept hold of the player, but the former Spurs youngster made it known he wanted to join Huddersfield.

He thought his destiny was the Premier League, we didn’t have to sell Alex, we chose to sell him because it got to a point it reached a price we thought was pretty good for us and relieve some of the pressure this summer.

The Terriers had been linked with a move for Pritchard throughout the January window, but financially a deal looked unlikely.

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However, a deal was later reached when the Premier League outfit spent £11 million on the attacking midfielder.

Pritchard had only just been working his way back into a Norwich side after an ankle injury kept him out of action, but Webber says that the player knew where he wanted to play.

Alex made it clear two games after getting back fit he wanted to leave. That becomes hard and then it is about negotiating the best price. We felt the price for a player who hadn’t played that many games this season might allow us to help other deals and keep other players.

Since joining Huddersfield, Pritchard has featured just twice in the Premier League, with his only start coming against Stoke.