Liverpool ‘join’ West Ham & Wolves in transfer battle for £25m Bristol City star

Bristol City have another club to deal with this summer as Jurgen Klopp’s men watch over the Robins star.
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Liverpool have reportedly joined the highly-contested race to sign Bristol City starlet Alex Scott, with more than a dozen Premier League clubs interested.

The Daily Mail report that Jurgen Klopp’s side are ready to ‘rival’ both West Ham United and Wolves for the teenager. In their report they claim that Liverpool’s head of recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter watched over him whilst on international duty last month. West Ham have already scouted out Scott, whilst Wolves’ had strong interest in January but they did not lodge a bid.

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Liverpool have signed players like Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho, and have later made them first-team players after spells in the Championship. The Reds have been long-term admirers of Jude Bellingham, who Scott admires but should they fail to land him they could move for the ‘Guernsey Grealish’.

Scott has not featured for the Robins since getting a knee ligament injury whilst featuring for England’s Under-20’s in March. He is due to return against Nigel Pearson’s former club Watford this weekend after sitting out against Reading, and the Easter double-header with Stoke City and Middlesbrough. It was the first time during his City career that he had missed a match through injury

The 19-year-old has made 86 appearances in total for City, after making his debut against Luton in April 2021. He has scored six goals in that time and has seven assists, and currently, he is equal for goal contributions from his breakout campaign last year.

Last month, Nigel Pearson stated the importance of getting their desired valuation for Scott. It is reported that City value him at £25m, which would mean a club record sale for any club willing to meet that asking price.

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Pearson said: “It’s important with any players we have, and it goes for anybody, that we get what we feel is the right valuation for us. Hardball? I don’t see it like that.

“Decisions will be made at a higher level than mine, we will do it collectively as a club, we will make decisions we feel are best for us as a club. Until somebody within our football club comes to me and says we’ve had a bid and we’ve accepted it, it’s not something I think about.

“It’s background noise that is going to be there. I’d rather have background noise because our players are good than because we’re not doing very well. It’s just my way looking at it, you’ll continue to ask me the same questions every week and I’ll try and vary my answers to make it less boring.”

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