Alex Pritchard signing for Birmingham has been going around lately and it seems today is the day he will officially sign the deal.
Although not officially announced yet, Sky Sports say he’s on his way to St Andrew’s @ Knighthead Park to put pen to paper and sign the two and a half year deal after undergoing a medical this afternoon.
Alex Pritchard wanted to stay at Sunderland with a year extension into 2026, but was only offered an 18-month deal and for that reason, he announced he was no longer available.
With just six months left of his contract at Sunderland, they didn’t agree on an extension of only a year into 2025, Pritchard felt that he deserved longer and so decided he would rejoin Mowbray at Birmingham City on the agreed terms.
The 30 year-old jumped at the chance due to expressing his desire to leave Sunderland and Mowbray is happy with that decision.
“What I do know is Alex Pritchard is a player with personality and character, wonderful ball manipulation and great dead ball skills.”
[Update] It’s now official – https://www.bcfc.com/news/all/pritch-makes-blues-switch
He left the Sunderland fans with this message on Instagram:
“Dear Sunderland fans, staff, and teammates. I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the amazing fans, dedicated staff, and everyone associated with the club. Your unwavering support and passion have meant the world to me, and I am truly grateful for the unforgettable memories we’ve shared.
“I am immensely proud of the part I played in our promotion and the exhilarating experience of competing in the Championship. These moments will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I will cherish them for the rest of my career.
“At this point of my career, stability and security are paramount, so I had to explore other avenues in the best interest for my career.
“Once again, I want to express my deepest thanks to each and every one of you for your incredible support and the unforgettable journey we’ve shared. I will always look back on my time at Sunderland with fondness and pride. I wish you nothing but success for the future.
“With warm regards,
We look forward to seeing what he brings to The Project!