Tottenham Hotspur to battle Everton for Bristol City teenager compared to £100m Manchester City signing

The 18-year old has been compared to England international Jack Grealish and was a stand out at Ashton Gate last season.
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Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are ‘in a race’ to sign Bristol City’s Alex Scott, according to a report from Football Insider.

The two Premier League sides are said to be looking at the 18-year old with Leicester City also said to have an interest.

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With the summer transfer window set to open next month it looks like the Robins will have to prepare themselves as the top flight clubs look to land the England youth international.

Here is everything you need to know about the reported interest from the Premier League sides in Scott, including what has been said and his comparison to Jack Grealish:

Everton and Tottenham ‘in race’ to sign Alex Scott

Everton and Tottenham ‘in race’ to sign Alex Scott

As reported by Football Insider, Tottenham are “keeping close tabs” on Alex Scott while “compiling a dossier before deciding whether to push ahead with a formal offer.”

Meanwhile, Everton are said to be “closely monitoring Scott’s situation” while he is also “of interest” to Leicester City.

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Spurs’ former manager David Pleat, who works as an adviser for the North London club, is said to be actively involved in the scouting of Scott.

The site also states that Bristol City will now be “bracing themselves for offers for the rising star” with the transfer window set to officially open.

However, City will be in a position to demand a substantial transfer fee for the England youth international after he signed a contract extension in August 2021 which runs until the end of the 2024/25 season.

It is unclear whether or not that contract extension included a release clause and, if so, how much that would be.

Alex Scott - The “Guernsey Grealish”

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Alex Scott’s position as an attacking midfielder and style of play has seen him draw comparisons to England international Jack Grealish, who signed for Manchester City from Aston Villa last summer for a fee of £100 million.

He has earned the moniker of the “Guernsey Grealish” due to being born on the second largest of the Channel Islands.

Bristol City signed Scott from Isthmian League side Guernsey on a pre-contract in December 2019 with the teenager officially completing the move in the summer of 2020.

He initially linked up with the Robins’ academy before signing his first professional contract in March 2021.

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Scott made his City debut at the start of last season, earning a place in the starting line up for the 1-1 draw with Blackpool in August.

His first goal for the club came in October when he put them 1-0 up against Nottingham Forest but City went on to lose that match 2-1.

In total, Scott made 27 appearances across all competitions for the Robins last season, scoring three goals.

Prior to signing with the Robins he had already played 15 first team games for Guernsey.

On the international stage, he has been capped for England at Under 18 and Under 19 level, making his debut for the Under 19 side last year in a 2-0 win over Italy Under 19s at St George’s Park.

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