Liverpool are interested in signing Bristol City teenager Alex Scott this summer.
That’s according to The Daily Mail, who claim that the Reds have been actively scouting the 19-year-old. It’s claimed that head of recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter both went to watch Scott in action for England U20s last month.
However, they’re reportedly not the only side who want to bring Scott to the Premier League. Both West Ham United and Wolves are also credited with an interest in the teenager.
Liverpool looking to get smart in the market
As Liverpool look to overhaul they’re midfield this summer, Scott won’t be at the top of many supporter’s wish lists. But that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be a smart addition.
Were the Bristol City man to be brought in, it surely wouldn’t be as a starting option. You don’t go from mid-table in the Championship to starting for a club like Liverpool unless you’re a truly special player.
Instead, it’s likely that the England U20 man would be another squad option to beef out the new starters Jurgen Klopp will surely bring in.
In that respect, this should be an exciting link for Reds supporters. Much like fellow Liverpool-linked midfielder George Hall, Scott has shown up in the Championship this season. Already in his second full season as a first-teamer, the youngster has started 37 of City’s 41 games in the division this season.
With 86 games under his belt for his club before his 20th birthday, he’s obviously got something worth keeping an eye on.
One man who seems to think so is Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Having played the Robins in the FA Cup this season, Guardiola is said to have called Scott an ‘unbelievable’ player [Fabrizio Romano]. As a result, City are said to be looking for around £25m to sell him this summer [Ben Jacobs]. For what Liverpool need him for, that may be a little steep. But if they can do a deal for a little less, this could be interesting business for the Reds.