Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson has warned that it will take a substantial bid to prise Alex Scott away from the Championship club this summer.

Scott is considered by many to be the best young talent in the second tier, with the midfielder having won several admirers since first breaking into Bristol’s senior side last season.

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Tottenham are thought to be one of the clubs who are eyeing a move for the 19-year-old this summer, with GiveMeSport revealing last month that the Lilywhites had enquired about the youngster’s availability.

The report added that Nigel Pearson’s men are accepting of the fact that Scott will leave in the summer and hope to get around £30m for his services.

Spurs could face competition from Liverpool for the midfielder’s signature, with The Daily Mail revealing a couple of days ago that the Reds could enter the race for the teenager.

Pearson has now warned potential suitors that Scott would not be allowed to leave Ashton Gate Stadium on the cheap.

He told Bristol Live: “Alex Scott for instance as a point of conversation, every player has a price.

“It will have to be one hell of a bid for him to go.

“I can assure you that Steve [Lansdown, the Bristol City majority shareholder], he doesn’t want to sell players for the sake of it. It’s not about that.

“I think Alex Scott’s had two really good Championship seasons for us which is remarkable to say he’s only 19 and he’s been one of our most successful and consistent players but for somebody to get him away from here is going to cost a fortune so we’re not going to undersell ourselves at all.

“And that’s why it’s important to get young players on long contracts.”

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Scott will only have two years left on his contract this summer, which is why Bristol will not be in a position to demand more than £25m-£30m.

They would likely look to get a bidding war going between the Premier League clubs to get as big a fee as possible for the 19-year-old.

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