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Southampton: Club eyeing James Scott of Motherwell

Southampton: Club eyeing James Scott of Motherwell

Southampton are reportedly keeping tabs on Motherwell forward James Scott, according to TEAMtalk.

The 19-year-old has impressed so far this term, scoring three goals and providing one assist in his opening ten appearances for the club (all competitions), per Transfermarkt.

While it was his team-mate, David Turnbull, who attracted interest from the likes of Celtic and Norwich City during the summer, it is Scott who is now being linked with a move to the Premier League.

Southampton are allegedly targeting the teenage marksman, while Sheffield United and Everton are also reportedly interested in capturing his signature in January, per TEAMtalk’s report.

Scott – who is adept to playing both up-front and on the wing – has made a total of 10 appearances in all competitions this term, producing three goals and one assist, as well as earning himself a call-up to Billy Stark’s Scotland U21s last month.

At 6ft 2, he’s certainly a presence in attack, which could be something that could help the Saints both now and when it comes to thinking long-term. Danny Ings stands at 5’8 while Che Adams is just 5’7, meaning both of the club’s first-choice central strikers lack a truly towering presence.

In terms of having another option, perhaps a move for someone of this stature could help.

With so much rumoured interest, it remains to be seen where Scott ends up if he does forge a move away from Firhill next year.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is making his objectives clear this season, though, and wants as many young, direct, physically-ready players at his disposal as possible.

The Austrian has already drafted in Adams and Moussa Djenepo – both of whom under the age of 24 – while players such as Nathan Redmond, Sofiane Boufal and Yan Valery are all pivotal to what the former Leipzig boss is trying to achieve on the south coast – all of whom are still aged 25 and under.

With this in mind, Hasenhuttl making a move for Scott seems incredibly plausible.

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