Wolves transfer development could make move possible for Bristol City ace Alex Scott
Wolves could shortly find themselves in a position where they are able to afford Bristol City’s £25m ace Alex Scott.
The Midlands club are one of several teams said to be interested in the 19-year-old, and held a strong interest in him in January. Doubts have been cast over whether they could afford Scott, given the Robins’ valuation and Wolves’ current plight.
The sale of Nathan Collins to Brentford, as well as the departures of Ruben Neves and Conor Coady to Al-Hilal and Leicester City respectively have made their finances a bit more secure. It is being reported by Sky Sports that Wolves are now under no more pressure to sell to meet any more Financial Fair Play ules, and instead any sales now would now be allowed to be reinvested back in to the squad.
Max Kilman has been linked with a move to Napoli and Spurs over the last week and his potential sale could then allow for money to be reinvested in to the squad. A bid of £30m from Napoli has been rejected by Wolves according to Sky Sports, but that the Italian club are ‘not far away’ from reaching their asking price.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, journalist Rob Dorsett said: “They’ve sold some of their superstars in this transfer window but I’ve got a bit of news for you.
“I’ve been told in the last few minutes that Wolves are now under no further financial pressure to sell any more players this summer having sold Nathan Collins.
“It doesn’t quite clear all of their obligations with regards to Financial Fair Play but there was a real threat they were going to fall foul of those rules in 18 months time if they didn’t sell now.
“The difference is now Wolves are in control of it. They can decide whether they get good value from Spurs or anybody else for Max Kilman and if they do sell him it’ll be with a view to reinvesting that money elsewhere in the squad and particularly at centre-back.”
As of yet, no bid has been placed by any of the interested parties and Scott is currently on a training camp with Bristol City. He is out in Austria with the squad, and Nigel Pearson said last week he expects the Guernsey teenager to be at the club, with there being no thought in to whether he departs Ashton Gate this summer.
West Ham are said to have held talks with Scott’s representatives and the Europa Conference League winners are willing to match any bid made for him this summer. Spurs, Brighton, and Bournemouth are the other teams in the English top-flight said to hold a strong interest.