Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has once again warned any interested clubs they would have to pay at least £25million this summer if they sign to sign Alex Scott.
The Guernsey-born youngster is reported to have attracted interest from Premier League clubs with Wolverhampton Wanderers said to be ready to make a £20million offer this summer to steal a march on the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United (The Telegraph).
Scott has five assists for Pearson’s side so far this season in all competitions and is emerging as one of the brightest young talents outside of the English top flight (transfermarkt).
The Robins are said to value Scott higher than their previous record sale of £20 million when Adam Webster moved to Brighton in August 2019.
Scott’s performance in a recent FA Cup fifth-round tie earned praise with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola labelling him an “unbelievable player” (The Sun).
Pearson told Bristol Live: “It wouldn’t surprise me that clubs are interested in him but there have been no bids. (It) will have to be a really big bid to get him.
“He has to be more than £25m. He shouldn’t go for less than that. Since he made his debut, he’s played upmost of 80 games for us. Some people talk about playing in a second season, you can get a drop-off. But I don’t think we have seen that at all.
“I’m aware of speculation but that’s all it is. There’s no doubt in my mind we’ll have to deal with bids this summer, I think that will happen. But it’s speculation at the minute.”
Tottenham could also face competition from Newcastle United, with the Magpies also reportedly interested in the 19-year-old (The Sun).
Scott could be a good signing for Tottenham given his talent, however, the north Londoners have been down this road before with Jack Clarke and need to ensure if they do bring him to the club, they have to nurture his talent in the correct way.
Clarke’s career was going nowhere fast after a couple of poor loan spells and is now reaping the rewards of being a regular in the Sunderland side.
Scott’s homegrown status will be a big attraction for the likes of Tottenham as they look to shuffle their squad this summer in what is likely to be another busy window for whoever is in charge.
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