Journalist issues verdict on future of Bristol City star amid Bournemouth, Brighton and Crystal Palace links
Journalist Ben Jacobs believes Bristol City starlet Alex Scott could potentially be on his way to a Premier League club “sooner rather than later”. Twitter to release his thoughts.
The 19-year-old has been one of the first names on the Robins’ squad again this season, making 22 appearances and registering four assists, with the midfielder continuing to attract attention from other clubs.
According to Bristol Live, Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace are both carrying out “regular checks” on the teenager as they weigh a potential move for him ahead of the January transfer window.
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AFC Bournemouth are also believed to be interested in taking him away from Ashton Gate, with the Cherries interested in him and team-mate Antoine Semenyo.
Luckily for Nigel Pearson’s side, Scott’s contract at the club does not expire until the summer of 2025 and that will allow them to await a sizeable offer for his services, with the Robins potentially hesitant to sell him this winter.
At the time, City have reportedly put a £20million price tag on him, although it remains to be seen if they will increase that amount over time.
It will be interesting to see if he moves on as it feels like either he or Semenyo will have to be sold at some point for the Robins to be able to spend a decent amount of money on the transfer market again.
Considering his age and longer contract, Scott would likely earn more than Semenyo, the latter probably not doing enough at the Worlds to raise his price too much.
However, he’s only 19 and still has plenty of time to become an even better player, so his current side will surely want to see him at Ashton Gate for the foreseeable future.
Because of his current deal, they can keep him for the rest of the campaign without really worrying about his rating going down, and his value could even go up if he keeps impressing.
So it will be interesting to see when they sell him – because he seems destined for the top flight for the next few years and the Robins are not yet in a good position to challenge, although they have some brilliant players in the final third .