By Azeem Siddiqui

1st Jul, 2022 | 10:15pm

Bristol City remain adamant about keeping West Ham United target Alex Scott

Bristol City academy chief Brian Tinnion has insisted that the club are trying all they can to resist moves for their talented youngster and West Ham target Alex Scott.

The 18-year-old is one of the hottest prospects coming out of the Ashton Gate Stadium in the recent past.

A number of Premier League clubs, including West Ham United are reportedly keen on making a move for the youngster in the summer [Daily Mail].

However, Tinnion, while talking to BBC Radio Bristol, expressed optimism that the ball regarding the future of Scott is in their court.

“I’m sure when top young talent are performing well the big clubs look so we aren’t daft and we know that,” he said. “He’s contracted to the football club and he’s got three years of a contract here. We want to keep our best players to build on what we are doing for the future.

“I’m sure it would have to take a big, big, big offer for Alex Scott to go anywhere. He’s an outstanding footballer and talented and we’re pleased but we’re not surprised, in his development it’s massive.

“It’s a big learning curve for him, he’s got to go and perform on the big stage, playing with some top quality young players from the big clubs so it will give him the confidence to think he’s up there with them.”

One for the Future

Scott is on the lips of every football fan that is watching the U19 European Championships this summer.

He has had a huge role to play in bringing the Three Lions to the U19 European Final. Will the teenagers do what the seniors weren’t able to in the previous year? It remains to be seen.

However, the big talking point is what will happen to Bristol City’s youngster once his international duty is over. Will he stay at Bristol City or will he look into the bids made by the established Premier League clubs such as West Ham.

He made 41 appearances in the recently concluded Championship season with Bristol, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

However, one negative aspect of his game is the disciplinary record as he accumulated 12 yellow cards in the 2021-22 season [Transfermarkt].

David Moyes has a great history of developing young players and therefore, it will be absolutely the right call for West Ham to push and sign a highly-rated youngster like Scott.