Bristol City owner gives fresh update on Alex Scott future amid Brighton links
What does the future hold for Alex Scott? Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown has given an update
Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown has given a fresh update on the future of Robins star Alex Scott, who is linked with a move away from Ashton Gate this summer.
Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Wolves and most recently Brighton have been linked with a move for the teenager, who has made a name for himself as one of the Championship’s brightest talents.
Scott picked up the Championship Young Player of the Year award last week, which can only add to the hype around him.
Speaking to the BBC before City’s match against Burnley, Lansdown said: “He is good, he's got that quality. I wouldn't be surprised if people came in for him and I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't either.
“Alex has not said anything as far as I am aware to say he wants to go or looking to go. He's developing his career, his opportunities with the England Under-20's are there and going forward, England Under-21's.
“He's playing football on a regular basis and the chances are he could go to a Premier League club and then be sent out on loan to a Championship club. I'd rather he stayed here, developed with us and give us that quality and help us get us up.”
Scott is a valued asset around the club, and his manager Nigel Pearson has said in the past that it would take a considerable amount of money to sign the ex-Guernsey man.
Lansdown added: “We've quoted £25m in the past, I really don't know where it goes. It's supply and demand, if there are a lot of people interested in him the value goes up. If it doesn't, it's what we can achieve. At the end of the day, we're not going to sell him on the cheap. He's contracted for another couple of years, I'd like him to sign for a bit longer, to keep that momentum going.
“He's got great friends at the club as well, Tommy Conway and him share a flat together. If I was them I would want to achieve something together. It doesn't always work in football, they're looked after well, and they've got great facilities. They're having fun and it's good to see.
“All these things are ongoing. It's there. It's not been taken away, there's no threats or anything else. It's about being sensible about things. If I was Alex and his agent, I'd wait in the summer, to see what comes along, like we'd do in a sense. Why start paying out something earlier? It's not going to affect his value at this stage, his value is on how good a player he is.”