Bristol City chief sends transfer warning to Leeds United, Tottenham and West Ham

“I’m sure it would have to take a big, big, big offer for Alex Scott to go anywhere.” - Bristol City aren’t keen on losing their best young talent

Bristol City academy chief Brian Tinnion says the club are keen to keep hold of their highly coveted youngster Alex Scott.

The 18-year-old is the talk of the footballing world at the moment after helping England’s Under-19’s reach the final of the European Championship’s.

Scott came off the bench to equalise with a header - the first in his senior career - against Italy earlier this week to help them reach the final against Israel.

He is one of only three players not contracted to a Premier League club that make up Ian Foster’s young Three Lions side who are just ninety minutes away from glory.

Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are the three Premier League clubs who have been keeping tabs on the Guernsey youngster.

“I’m sure when top young talent are performing well the big clubs look so we aren’t daft and we know that,” he said to BBC Radio Bristol.

“He’s contracted to the football club and he’s got three years of a contract here. We want to keep our best players to build on what we are doing for the future.

“I’m sure it would have to take a big, big, big offer for Alex Scott to go anywhere.”

Contracted to the club until the summer of 2025, City are in a good position when it comes to any potential negotiations with any suitors.

Most recently, Scott admitted recently that he looks to Jarrod Bowen as a source of inspiration given his route into the professional game.

Bowen, like Scott, was rejected by professional clubs, before starting out in the non-league with Hereford and has since moved up the leagues, before representing the England senior team last month.

Whilst City’s players have been out in Austria doing double training sessions and cycling around a town, he has been away on international duty hoping for glory.

Should he be successful this evening he would follow in the footsteps of his club teammate Jay Dasilva, who won the tournament back in 2019. Dasilva played in a team including Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Chelsea star Mason Mount.

Commenting on what it is doing for Scott and the club on a whole, Tinnion said: “It’s given the whole football club a big boost. We’re delighted for him but are we surprised?

“He’s an outstanding footballer and talent and we’re pleased but we’re not surprised, in his development it’s massive.

He added: “It’s a big learning curve for him, he’s got to go and perform on the big stage, playing with some top quality young players from the big clubs so it will give him the confidence to think he’s up there with them.”