Amidst reports linking Alex Scott with a move to the likes of Tottenham, the midfielder’s Bristol City team-mate, Andreas Weimann, has showered praise on the youngster and reinforced those comparisons being made with Jack Grealish.
The speculation linking Scott with a move to Spurs has not quietened since the closure of the January transfer window, with the North London club allegedly continuing to have an eye on the teenager.
Football Insider reported two weeks ago that scouts from Tottenham have watched the midfielder in action at the Deepdale Stadium this season and have been extremely impressed.
The report added that they had told the Spurs hierarchy to lay the groundwork for a summer deal for the teenager.
However, the Lilywhites are far from the only Premier League club interested in Scott, with The Sun revealing a few days ago that Antonio Conte’s men could face competition from the likes of Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and West Ham United for the player.
The youngster has been dubbed by some as the ‘Guernsey Grealish‘ and Weimann, who played with the Man City star during Aston Villa days, is not surprised by those comparisons.
The Austrian told Bristol World: “I think the way Alex glides over the pitch, I can see why people compare him to Jack.
“Alex, we all know how good he is for his age, how much we rate him in the dressing room, and how much the club rate him.
“I think he’s now starting to get more attention from outside of the club as well. He deserves (that) because of what he’s been doing.
“He’s obviously got a long way to go to get to where Jack Grealish is. But he’s got a really really bright future ahead of him.
“We’ll see where he ends up. The most obvious (similarity) is how they wear their socks!”
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Tottenham’s refusal to pay a little extra to land Grealish from Aston Villa back in 2018 has proven to be a major blunder, given what the midfielder has gone on to achieve since.
Let us hope that the same does not happen with Scott, who looks destined to have a fantastic career at the highest level.
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