According to a report from The Sun, it was stated that West Ham United are interested in signing Alex Scott of Bristol City to add more depth to their midfield department. However, the Championship side have set a £20 million price tag on the 19-year-old which is more than what the Hammers could be willing to pay for him.
Scott’s Campaign With Bristol City So Far This Season
The English youngster has been an integral part of the Championship outfit in this campaign as he has done well to anchor their midfield department after producing some influential displays in the central areas. He has found the back of the net on one occasion and produced four assists over 37 appearances for Bristol City so far this season.
The Guernsey-born talent has been more than reliable in the middle of the park after averaging 2.4 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 0.9 key passes and 1.0 dribbles per game in the EFL Championship. He has also been accurate with his ball distribution after completing 80.4% of his attempted passes in the English second division (stats via whoscored).
Should David Moyes Bring Him To West Ham United?
Scott remains adept at holding on to the ball in the middle of the park and has got the vision to engineer some meaningful chances for his teammates in the final third. He remains a solid tackler of the ball and can make some crucial interceptions to win back possession for his side.
There is no denying that the youngster has got the potential to become one of the best players in his position someday. However, there are some concerns over whether he can play at a high level such as that of the Premier League.
Scott is already good enough to serve as a sporadic presence in West Ham’s midfield department. He has what it takes to become a success story at the London Stadium in the long run. At 19, the future looks quite promising for him as long as he continues to develop his all-around game with each season. However, an asking price of £20 million could prove to be an obstacle to his transfer to the East London club.
With all things considered, Scott is undoubtedly a prospect to watch out for in the coming years as he matures as a footballer. Thus, the Hammers should think about negotiating a better deal with the Championship side at the end of this season.