Newcastle United could reportedly see off competition from several Premier League clubs to land Bristol City’s highly-rated midfielder Alex Scott.
The England Under-19 prospect has been widely tipped to earn a move into the Premier League and gain full international honours in the near future after shining for the Championship club over the last two seasons. Since joining the Robins from non-league club Guernsey, Scott has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 83 appearances in all competitions and further enhanced his reputation when he put in an eye-catching display in a recent FA Cup defeat against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Scott’s form in the heart of Nigel Pearson’s side has reportedly attracted attention from a whole host of Premier League clubs, with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United and Leicester City all said to have monitored his impressive progress over the last year.
Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in the youngster, who is said to have been the subject of several failed bids during the January transfer window. CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has now claimed the Magpies are ‘one to watch’ as the battle to secure Scott’s signature hots up during the summer transfer window.
Speaking via his Twitter account, he said: “Alex Scott expected to leave Bristol City this summer, as revealed in December. Concrete proposals arrived in January, but Bristol City held out for near-double what suitors wanted. Going to take around £25m. Wolves and Tottenham very seriously looking. #NUFC one to watch.
“West Ham and Leicester also tracking. Bournemouth (Scott was at their academy) interest has cooled. Leeds were in the mix, but Jesse Marsch a part of that. Several Premier League clubs are going to try for Scott for sure come summer. Scott drew praise from Pep Guardiola, who called him a “really good player” when #MCFC played Bristol City in the FA Cup. Sources again reiterate Scott will move in 2023. He’s seen as a future England player.”