Wolves prepare renewed transfer bid for Bristol City wonder kid - Spurs and NUFC keen
Bristol City’s transfer resolve will be tested in the summer as the Premier League club renew ther interest
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Wolverhampton Wanderers will reportedly renew their transfer interest in Bristol City's highly-rated midfielder Alex Scott in the summer.
Speculation continues to surround Scott's future, and he is no longer the Robins' best kept secret with several Premier League clubs reportedly queuing up to secure his signature. The 19-year-old earned praise from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Manchester United legend Roy Keane after City's FA Cup clash with Manchester City.
Scott is a key player to Nigel Pearson's side, and has missed just one game this season, and that was through suspension after accumulating five yellow cards. He has played 41 matches in the current campaign, more than his breakout year last year and has supplied five goals to his teammates, whilst also scoring a goal against West Brom in the FA Cup.
John Percy, the Midlands football reporter for the Daily Telegraph said on Thursday evening that Wolves would make a 'renewed move' for Scott. He added that former Real Madrid, Spain and Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui is a 'huge' admirer of the England Under-19 international.
Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves' future at Molineux is uncertain, and the latter is expected to depart the Midlands club this summer, who has 12 months left on his contract. Moutinho is out-of-contract and that could now mean that Wolves ramp up their interest by trying to make another attempt to sign Scott.
Wolves held talks with City, but were put off by the reported £25m price tag that has been placed on the 'Guernsey Grealish'. City's club record transfer fee received is the £20m they pocketed for Adam Webster when he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2019, and the board value Scott higher than Webster. If Wolves can avoid the drop then fans can expect a busy summer and Scott could shape that.
It was reported yesterday that Bournemouth had cooled their interestin Scott, whilst Leeds United's interest was when Jesse March was in charge of the Whites. Tottenham Hotspur - who Scott supports - are said to have 'seriously watched' him, as have West Ham United whilst Newcastle United remain the favourites for him.
Scott is contracted to City until 2025, and owner Steve Lansdown wanted to extend his deal further which would drive up the asking price for a player that is in demand. His manager Pearson said to ITV Sport in February: “He is our player and it’s nice to have players that other people like - but if people want our players they will have to pay a lot of money.”