Tottenham: Spurs interested in Alex Scott transfer
Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Alex Scott for a potential summer transfer, according to a report from Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing Scott
Tottenham’s interest in Scott is well-known, with there being talk about a potential £12m move in the January transfer window, but Antonio Conte instead opted to strengthen at right-back, bringing in Pedro Porro.
However, with Rodrigo Bentancur sidelined until the end of the season, and Yves Bissouma out for seven to eight weeks, it has become apparent that Spurs are light on back-up options in midfield, so a move for the youngster could be revisited this summer.
The Latest: Scouting missions conducted
As per Football Insider, Tottenham are keeping close tabs on the midfielder for a summer transfer, with their scouts said to have delivered rave reviews about his ability.
Most recently, a senior scout was sent to watch the 19-year-old in Bristol City’s 1-0 victory against Norwich City, following up several scouting missions that have already been conducted.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Not only is the maestro highly-rated by key figures at Spurs, but Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has also lauded him as a ‘unique talent’ who’s ‘destined for the very top’.
Given just how much first-team experience he has amassed at such a young age, it is hard to disagree, with the starlet already making 77 appearances for his current club, picking up five assists in 29 outings so far this season.
Scott is yet to get any Premier League experience under his belt, which means that he would probably suit a loan move if Tottenham were to sign him this summer, but on a long-term basis he could be a fantastic acquisition.