Bristol City’s £25m price tag for Alex Scott deemed ‘off-putting’ as Premier League scramble continues

The future of Alex Scott remains uncertain.
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Alex Scott’s future remains unclear as Bristol City continue to knock back offers coming in from the Premier League. The Robins have a firm price tag in mind and they have made it clear they are not willing to go below that.

The 19-year-old has attracted a high volume of interest over recent weeks and a rise to the top flight looks almost certain. However, clubs are finding it hard to meet the £25 million asking price set by the Championship side and there have now been talks over whether it is doable.

Journalist Dean Jones has weighed in on the current battle for Scott’s signature, which currently has Wolves and Bournemouth at the front of the race. However, he believes City’s £25 million valuation is “proving off-putting” for the clubs showing interest. The club have already rejected several bid for the 19-year-old, including £15 million from the Cherries, and a revised £22 million offer from Wolves.

“Wolves were not expected to go this heavy on Alex Scott based on the fact they are still having to tiptoe around FFP numbers. It shows big intent to make an offer that could reach £20 million for a player of his age but at the same time, it was never going to be a deal that would be agreed,” Jones told GiveMeSport.

“What they have done is retaliated to Bournemouth’s opening £15 million offer and, in theory, we now have a tug-of-war between the clubs. Another bid from both Wolves and Bournemouth is very likely and I would actually edge towards Bournemouth feeling the most confidence about being able to strike a deal on this one.

“Other clubs have watched this in the background so we should be very aware of the fact someone else might come into the frame. But there is no doubt this £25m valuation is proving off-putting.”