Nigel Pearson has told the Bristol Post that he wouldn’t accept an offer of £12 million for Bristol City starlet Alex Scott amid interest from Premier League clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United, and Wolves.
Scott is a prized asset at Bristol City, having developed through the club’s youth system and becoming one of their most exciting talents. He has 71 appearances for the club with four goals and seven assists (Transfermarkt).
The 19-year-old has had a fine season so far, with five assists to his name already in 25 appearances this term for the Championship side (Transfermarkt).
With a contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), it’s not like Bristol city are especially in a rush to sell Scott. But, when the rumour mill starts to turn like it is now, it can be hard to prevent the player’s head from being turned by a big offer.
Spurs have previously been reported to be keeping an eye on Scott last year (FootballInsider) and it appears that interest has not gone away. However, Pearson is not entertaining the idea of Scott being sold, and certainly not for the £12 million fee that’s been mooted of late (Ben Jacobs).
He said: “There are a lot of stories out there and a lot of speculation and without adding fuel to speculation we are aware there is at the moment quite a bit of interest in some of our younger players. As it stands at the minute we have not received anything for them.
“I wouldn’t accept £12 million, but I don’t know what figure the club are thinking of. At this point, I can’t really add to the speculation but most of it will be driven by agents and representatives, it’s just how it is.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Alex Scott is a wonderful young talent and exactly the kind of player you’d hope we would be in the market for. There’s always a concern, though, that these players could fail to fulfil their potential at the club due to a lack of game time, or they spend the next couple of years on loan and never make it. We’d have to tread carefully with this one to avoid that being the case.
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