Spurs make Bristol City transfer request with Wolves development in Alex Scott race
Bristol City transfer headlines as Spurs make their interest known - and Wolves find themselves in a better position.
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Last week the Telegraph were reporting that Wolves were hopeful of spending £8-15m on players, and were on the search of finding gems, but Scott remains a strong target for Julen Lopetegui, who wants to bring in Championship players. No official bid has yet been lodged by the eight clubs who have made enquiries over the last year, but the transfer market is unpredictable, and there will be two months of speculation over his future.
In the latest development, Wolves are set to see some money come their way with Ruben Neves strongly linked with a move away from Molineux, and a move could be imminent. Neves is expected to join the influx of stars who are heading to the Saudi Pro League, with a deal reportedly agreed with Al Hilal. Wolves are going to get £47m from the deal, which is a fixed fee, and it is in the final stages. He was linked with a move to Barcelona, but now he is set to come up against Cristiano Ronaldo, and others stars who are either already there, or nearly.
Bristol City reportedly have a valuation of £25m and above on Scott, and so Wolves would be using a considerable amount of their Neves money to bring him up to the Midlands. Wolves need to sell some of their players for high fees to help keep in line with Financial Fair Play rules, but do want to conduct some transfer business, having persuaded former Real Madrid and Spain boss Lopetegui to remain at the club.
Scott is also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur, and according to football.london, they have made a request to Bristol City to keep them updated on the situation with the 19-year-old. They report that City want a fee of £20m, which is £5m lower than what was quoted by club owner Steve Lansdown back in April. The reported £25m fee was said to have put off AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United who like the player, but aren't willing to pay that much for a player that has not yet played in the Premier League.
In other news, Scott’s flatmate Tommy Conway has expressed his pride after captaining Scotland’s Under-21’s whilst on international duty this week. The 20-year-old who was City’s top scorer last season with 12 goals, has played for Scotland for less than a year, but was given the honour of leading his teammates out in their friendly against Norway. He scored in the 78th minute, having been fouled for a penalty, and stepped up to dispatch the spot-kick.
In a tweet, Scott said: “A very special international break; training with the first team, captaining the U21’s & scoring my first goal for Scotland.”