Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for Bristol City starlet Alex Scott this summer.
Scott has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Bristol, having earned a place in the Championship club’s first team and registered four goals and two assists in 38 league appearances (Transfermarkt).
The 18-year-old, who has been capped seven times of England’s Under-19s, has featured as a number eight as well as wide on the right this season.
The Daily Mirror reported last month that Spurs scouts were in attendance to watch the teenager in action against Stoke City, and added that the North Londoners were set to battle Leeds United for the youngster’s services.
Gold has now said on his YouTube Channel (starting at 11:15) that Tottenham ‘really like’ Scott as an option and added that the Bristol starlet was one to keep an eye on.
The journalist revealed that, as things stand, the Championship club’s valuation of the attacking midfielder is a little higher than what Spurs are willing to pay but he suggested things could change.
Finally, Gold explained that if Spurs do sign Scott, he will not go into the club’s Under-23s setup, and would instead either go straight to the first-team or potentially be sent out on loan.
Spurs Web Opinion
We have been linked with more youngsters from the EFL ahead of this summer’s transfer window than any time in the past. That is not surprising considering that we need homegrown players.
However, more broadly, it also signals a change in strategy under Paratici, with the club realising that they have to secure the best young talents in the country if they are going to compete with the likes of Man City over the long term.
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