Tottenham Hotspur pursuit of Bristol City talent transfer update arrives

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur will do a dossier on Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott before deciding whether to seek a move for the teenager, Football Insider reported this morning.

The 18-year-old was one of the Robins’ highlights in the 2021-22 season, becoming a regular under Nigel Pearson and scoring four goals and two assists in 38 league games.

His progress has been noticed by several top-flight sides ahead of the summer window, with Everton and Leicester City also believed to be keeping an eye on his current situation at Ashton Gate.

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In a smart move from League Two, they tied Scott to a new four-year deal last year to keep him at the club through summer 2025 so they can maximize his price in the summer as they try to fend off interest in his services.

However, the club are also wary of profitability and sustainability constraints and may be operating on a very tight budget this summer unless they concede one of their prized assets, with Han Noah-Massengo being another player reportedly attracting top-flight interest.

An official approach from Spurs regarding Scott’s services may not be forthcoming as their former manager David Pleat is actively working on a dossier before making a decision on a potential offer.

The judgment:

Considering that some of their other young signings have not worked in the past, including Jack Clarke, they will be keen to get the best possible analysis from him before deciding if he is ready to move to the English capital get.

They’ll likely pay an eight-figure fee if they want to lure him away from Ashton Gate given the length of the contract and the Robins’ power at the negotiating table, so they can’t afford not to do their due diligence.

While it’s good that Antonio Conte’s side want to build for the future, one can’t help but think that if they aren’t going to use it regularly, not just for them, they should decide against this move at this point , but also for the players.

Thankfully, the teenager seems fairly level-headed about speculation about his future and if he carries that mindset into the summer and beyond, he’ll continue to enjoy a successful career, with playing time seemingly his priority.

It’s probably not the best move for all parties at this point and if the Robins are looking to sack a player to even the books, perhaps Massengo should be the man to turn to.

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