Bristol City boss Curtis Fleming has claimed he is not worried about losing rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Alex Scott.
After breaking into Bristol’s first-team last season, the youngster has established himself as a regular in their starting eleven this campaign, scoring 3 goals and providing 2 assists in 28 Championship matches for the club (Transfermarkt).
The attacking midfielder’s performances have seemingly caught the eye of several Premier League clubs over the past few months.
Tottenham are one of the clubs thought to be monitoring the 18-year-old, with senior scout Peter Braund said to have run the rule over the youngster this season (London World).
The likes of Everton, West Ham and Southampton are also thought to be interested in the England Under-19 star (Daily Mail).
While Fleming did not rule out the chances of Scott departing Ashton Gate Stadium in the summer, he insisted that he is not worried about the prospect of losing the youngster.
The Bristol boss also made it clear that it would take a sizeable offer to be able to snap up the attacking midfielder.
He told Bristol World about Scott’s future: “It’s something we don’t have to think about, at the moment he is our player.
“The reality of football is if someone comes in and says I’ll give you £100m, we’d go alright then we might have to take that, but also if someone comes in and offers £400k you’d respond, are you winding me up?
“Nothing is going to happen here. We’re not thinking about him going, we haven’t even had it in the back of our mind. We don’t sit there shaking and thinking the phone is going to ring and someone is going to come and take him.
“We really believe that they are going to be here and the way that the club is forming, the plan and the pathway, young players are involved in that.
“At the moment, we’re not thinking of him going anywhere, we’re looking forward to the last 12 games and then seeing how good they are next season. There will be more expectations on them next season.”
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Just because Tottenham’s scouts have been watching Scott this season, does not necessarily mean that the North London club are going to bid for him in the summer.
There is an element of risk involved in snapping up emerging talents from the lower leagues. For example, Jack Clarke has not had the expected impact in North London after his breakout season in the Championship.
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