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Liverpool plot move for Bristol City wonderkid Alex Scott

Liverpool plot move for Bristol City wonderkid Alex Scott

Liverpool are tracking Bristol City wonderkid Alex Scott, according to a new report.

Liverpool are tracking Bristol City star Alex Scott ahead of a potential £25 million summer move, according to a new report.

Scott is an academy graduate at Ashton Gate, having signed for the club from Isthmian League side Guernsey in 2020.

He has emerged as a key first team player over the last two seasons under Nigel Pearson, making a combined 75 Championship appearances over that time period.

A combative midfielder, Scott is comfortable in possession, has superb off-the-ball movement and links up with team-mates in the final third. He also takes set pieces for the Robins.

Speaking earlier this year (via Tribal Football), Pearson stated that City would not accept less than £25 million for the midfielder.

At just 19 years of age, Scott has a bright future in the game - and he received glowing praise from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when the two sides met in the FA Cup fifth round earlier this season.

Although the Robins lost the game 2-0, the young midfielder was one of the standout stars on the pitch, and Guardiola described him as 'an unbelievable player'.

Those comments fuelled rumours that City could launch a move for Scott this summer - but Liverpool have reportedly joined the race.

Liverpool 'keen on signing Alex Scott'

According to the Daily Mail, the Reds sent head of recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter to watch Scott play for England Under 20s against Germany last month.

Scott played 70 minutes in the match, which England won 2-0, with team-mates including Chelsea's Carney Chukwuemeka, Tottenham's Alfie Devine and Juventus starlet Sam Iling-Junior, who netted twice.

He also started the following week's draw against France, but suffered a minor knee ligament injury which has ruled him out of Bristol City's last two games.

Scott could, however, make his return for Monday evening's clash against promotion-chasing Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate.

And if he does play, Liverpool may well be watching on closely as they mull over a bid for one of the Championship's top talents.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Premier League, Transfers, Alex Scott, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, EFL Championship, Bristol City