‘He’s ready’ - Bristol City starlet tipped for big future by ex-Spurs and Liverpool men amid Wolves & West Ham interest

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Alex Scott has received plenty of praise after netting in Bristol City’s win over Blackpool

Former Tottenham Hotspur and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has tipped Alex Scott to make a dramatic loan return to Bristol City if he is to secure a big money move away this summer.

The midfielder netted his fifth goal for the Robins and his first of the season in their 2-0 win over Blackpool at the weekend as has continues to attract interest from the Premier League. This term is only Scott’s second full campaign in senior football and he is already dubbed as one of the highest rated youngsters in England.

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A long list of top flight clubs are considering bids for Scott this summer, with West Ham and Wolves thought to be two sides leading the race. With it looking increasingly likely that the 19-year-old will depart Ashton Gate at the end of the season, Robinson believes it would be a good idea for him to return to Bristol on loan.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the Blackpool win, Robinson said: “There are figures of £20-30m that have been bandied about. West Ham and Wolves are two clubs that have been touted with him and you can see why with a performance like that today. He’s two years in to a four-year deal, there’s going to be coming a time where he’s either going to have to go in to contract negotiations or Bristol City are going to have to cash in on him. A player like that though at 19-years-old, you look at other players that have gone in to the Premiership and where they have gone and they lack game time. Djed Spence is the perfect example at Tottenham, he’s gone in to the Premier League and hardly got game time.

“If there is a structure around him, he’s got good people around him, he could be loaned back where he’s sold for big money now, gets a good wage, a good contract and potential at a top Premier League club to then be loaned back to Bristol City or another Championship club to continue his development. You look at him today, he’s ready, he’s more than ready.”

Nigel Pearson also discussed Scott’s future at the weekend and has claimed it will take a fee of over £25 million for the club to consider parting ways with their prized asset. Scott’s potential exit could make him the most expensive teenager to leave the Championship if he is to secure a move away before his 20th birthday in August. It would even see him rack up a bigger fee than Jude Bellingham, who left Birmingham City for £25m in 2020.

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Former Liverpool and Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam was also full of praise for the youngster. He added: “He’s a ball carrier as well. He can do all sorts, he can play holding, he can play ten and higher up.

“He has all the attributes you want in a centre midfielder. We’ve seen in games previously he likes a tackle as well. If you’re Bristol City you know you’ve got a good asset inside the football club. It’s now what they do in the summer, do they sell him and possibly move on from there?”

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