Everton ‘keeping tabs’ on Alex Scott
Everton are reportedly ‘keeping tabs’ on Bristol City central midfielder Alex Scott ahead of a potential move this summer.
The Lowdown: Scott profiled
At just 19 years of age, Scott is a rising star in English football, having been capped 13 times at youth level for England, as well as making 78 appearances already for Bristol City’s senior team.
Nicknamed the ‘Guernsey Grealish‘ after his place of birth and likening to the Manchester City and England star, Scott is thought of very highly, having also been hailed as ‘deadly’ and ‘different class’ by his team-mate Kal Naismith.
Nonetheless, with Bristol City looking like they will stay in the Championship next season with them currently in mid-table, Scott is sure to attract plenty of suitors in the Premier League come the summer transfer window.
The Latest: Everton ‘keeping tabs’
As per Football Insider, Everton, as well as Leicester City, are ‘keeping tabs’ on Scott’s situation ahead of a potential move this summer.
However, scouts from Tottenham Hotspur are recommending that they sign him instead, with him attracting top-flight interest due to his ‘ability on the ball, quick feet and potential to quickly turn defence into attack’.
Toffees scouts are also thought to have been ‘blown away’ by Scott’s quality, and so it could be a three-way tussle for his signature.
The Verdict: Sign him up!
Scott is clearly going to be a superstar in the future, and so the Goodison Park outfit would do well to sign him up now while they have the chance.
He has already shown his quality with five goals and seven assists for Bristol City, with six goal contributions coming this season (Transfermarkt), and has the extra versatility to be able to play anywhere in the middle of the pitch.
However, a move will likely depend on whether the Merseyside club can stay up this campaign, with Scott likely to have ambitions of moving to a club in the Premier League himself.