Journalist Dean Jones does not believe Alex Scott would be a guaranteed starter for Tottenham next season, which is why the Lilywhites should perhaps avoid paying £25m for the central midfielder this summer.
It has been widely reported over the last few months that Spurs are one of several Premier League clubs eyeing a move for Scott, who has won many admirers since breaking into Bristol City’s starting eleven two years ago (Ben Jacobs – Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel).
However, while two other top-flight sides have made offers for Scott recently, Spurs are seemingly yet to make a concrete move for the player.
Over the last week, it has been reported that Bournemouth have had a £15m offer turned down for Scott (Sami Mokbel) while Wolves’ £20m bid has also been sent back by the Championship club, who are allegedly holding out for £25m for the youngster (The Telegraph).
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Jones has now suggested that Tottenham may not be willing to spend the aforementioned amount on a squad player, given that other areas of the squad are in more urgent need of reinforcements.
When asked about why Spurs have not yet bid for Scott, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “Anyone I speak to about Alex Scott says that as good as he is, as good as he can become, he wouldn’t get in the Tottenham team at the moment.
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“So, for £25m at the moment, should Tottenham really be going for signing a player that’s going to be on the bench, certainly for the early stages of the season and possibly for the whole season? Probably not.
“I’d say that that’s probably it. If Daniel Levy hasn’t got a massive transfer kitty for next season anyway, to spend £25m on a sub probably isn’t a great idea.”
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While Scott may not be a guaranteed starter at Spurs next season, it is his high ceiling that makes him a lucrative option as he has the potential to develop into a top player over the next few years.
However, I am not surprised that signing a central midfielder is not a priority for Postecoglou at the moment, with the Australian likely wanting to take a closer look at the likes of Ndombele and Lo Celso before making a decision on the position.