Posh have completed the loan signing of Alex Pritchard from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season.

Peterborough United have completed the signing of highly-rated Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard in a loan deal until the end of the campaign.

The 19-year-old arrived at London Road on Thursday evening to complete the paperwork on the deal.

Pritchard, a regular in the developmental squad at White Hart Lane, has just penned a new two-and-a-half year contract with Spurs and will train with his new Posh team-mates on Friday.

Boss Darren Ferguson said: 'Alex has lots and lots of ability and potential. He is a very exciting talent and I am delighted to have him at the club.

'He played against us a few weeks back and scored four goals. He was very good. He can play on either wing and can also play off the front man so he can play in one or two positions for us.'

Pritchard added: 'I am looking forward to it. I have just signed a new deal at Tottenham and they have allowed me to go out on loan and I am pleased to be at Peterborough. They have a lot of young players and I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates.

'I have played quite a few developmental games, but nothing is like playing league games and I can't wait to get started.'