‘Final’ - Wolves prepare transfer offer for £25m rated Bristol City star
Bristol City could be braced for a ‘third and final’ offer from Wolves for their £25m rated teenager Alex Scott.
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The Premier League outfit have been unsuccessful in their two bids for Scott so far this summer, with their latest offer of £20m plus add-ons turned back by the Robins. Bristol City value Scott at £25m, and any sale around that figure would see him break Adam Webster's record for a fee received for a player.
Dean Jones, speaking to GiveMeSport has revealed that cash-strapped Wolves are going to push ahead and try to sign Scott, and that this week could be where they make a real effort to sign the 19-year-old. It is understood that whilst £25m is a lot for a player with no Premier League experience, and only 13 goal contributions, Scott could become a leading player at Molineux, and would be given an opportunity to prove to those that the hype is real.
He said: “Wolves have been putting together a third and final bid for him, and my information is that should happen by the start of next week.
“The £25m valuation has put off all the bigger Premier League clubs so far because they realise he probably won’t be impacting their starting XI at this stage but with Wolves, there is more of an opportunity to use their mass clear-out as an opportunity to shine in the Premier League and to use it as a platform to show what he is capable of.
“He’s so young, so I understand the caution around paying so much money for him. But people that watch this lad talk about how comfortable he is as both a deeper-lying midfield player and also a more advanced midfielder, and to be fair, if he can impose himself on the squad and add competition across the midfield, it could be a real asset for Lopetegui next season. He’s got the world at his feet if he chooses the right career path.”
Bristol City are preparing for the 2023/24 Championship season, whilst Wolves still have another week till their campaign begins, but in preparations for City's opening day clash with Preston, they have to reject a bid, or mull over an offer. Scott has played in all of City's pre-season games that he has been available for, and has delivered a string of good performances, amid talk of a departure from Ashton Gate.
Dean Jones' version of events however differ to those of John Percy from the Telegraph, and Dharmesh Sheth. Last week, Sheth told GIVEMESPORT that Wolves still want Scott, but that there are no active talks for Scott. He believes City have overestimated the number of clubs that would have come in for him, and had hoped for a bidding war. John Percy of the Telegraph meanwhile said last week Wolves' pursuit of Scott was 'on ice' because they weren't out of the woods yet in regards to Financial Fair Play, despite selling Ruben Neves for a big fee this summer, whilst also selling Ryan Giles and Raul Jimenez to Luton Town and Fulham recently.