Bristol City’s Alex Scott reportedly being watched by two Premier League clubs as scouts sent

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The Robins may have to be prepared for a battle to keep hold of one of their most prized assets

Bristol City’s Alex Scott is reportedly a target for Premier League clubs Everton and Leicester City who are running the rule over the youngster.

The 18-year-old is enjoying a breakout season and has become a prominent member of the side, starting almost every match.

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Scott has emerged as one of the first names on the team sheet and can play in a various number of roles, including his natural position as a central midfielder as well as a right-sided wing back.

The Robins though now may face a battle to keep hold of their teenage sensation with reported interest from two top-flight teams.

A report from Football Insider says that both Everton and Leicester have been tracking the progress of the Guernsey-born youngster.

Both teams have sent scouts to watch Scott in recent games and that they were present at City’s most recent match against Blackpool.

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It adds that Bristol City are bracing themselves for offers for the player ahead of the summer transfer window and that he is a target on a number of lists of clubs in the Premier League

‘The Guernsey Grealish’ is one of the stories of what has been a frustrating season. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)‘The Guernsey Grealish’ is one of the stories of what has been a frustrating season. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
‘The Guernsey Grealish’ is one of the stories of what has been a frustrating season. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) | Getty Images

So far this season, he has made 24 appearances, scoring three goals, including scoring the match-winning goal against Derby in December as well as assisting his teammates on two occasions.

His performances have earned him a call-up to the England Under-19 team though given his regular appearances in the side and the manner of how he plays, a promotion to the Under-21’s could be expected.

Scott is one of City's most valuable assets and after recording losses of almost £40m and should a club make an offer that works for them, it may be hard to hold on to one of their young stars.

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The ball is in their court though as Scott is contracted to Bristol City until the summer of 2025, the longest deal currently running at the club.

First-team manager Nigel Pearson last week discussed that they may have to let some of their key players go to manage the finances.

However it is not the clubs intention to weaken the side or advertise their players to clubs but there will need to be a balance to keep the club afloat.

Pearson said: “I think we’ve said on many occasions and you are aware of what our owners would like. That is to create a team with as many homegrown players as possible and of course we will have to get the balance right between managing our financial situation that we’re in as well as keeping our best players.

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“We have no intention of putting them on the market, that’s not our intention at all. We’re trying to reshape the squad in a way which is sustainable and that’s going to take time and it’s going to make compromises from time to time.

He added: “I’m not wet behind the ears so I don’t expect everyone to stay here indefinitely, maybe there may be the necessity to sell one of our talented players at some point for us to negotiate a way through this next period of time but the intention is not to sell them.”

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