Liverpool are reportedly interested in 19-year-old Bristol City midfield prodigy Alex Scott at the end of the season.
Alex Scott is thought to be on the radar of clubs like West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers as well. A report from Daily Mail claims that Liverpool will look to make a move for the 19-year-old when the transfer window opens in the summer.
Apparently, Liverpool have been keeping tabs on the talented young midfielder for a while now. In addition, Liverpool’s head of recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter scouted the player in action last month.
Scott can play as a central midfielder as well as an attacking midfielder. He could develop into a complete midfielder with coaching and experience. Working with a top-class coach like Jurgen Klopp could help the talented youngster fulfil his immense potential.
The opportunity to join a club like Liverpool is likely to be more attractive compared to West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The player has been linked with Newcastle United and Tottenham as well. Although Liverpool are unlikely to play in the Champions League next season, they are one of the biggest clubs in the world, and Scott will be attracted to the idea of playing for them.
The 19-year-old could be a useful squad player for Liverpool initially, and he will be hoping to establish himself as a regular starter at Anfield in the coming season. Scott would have seen the development of Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones at Liverpool.
Klopp has given both midfielders ample game time so that they can continue their development. And Scott will be hoping for more of the same if he moves to Liverpool. It will be interesting to see if Bristol City are willing to sell the player at the end of the season.
The midfielder is likely to be tempted if a big club like Liverpool comes calling and the Reds certainly have the finances to pay the asking price for him as well. Liverpool do not have the financial resources to compete with clubs like Manchester City, and they must look to snap up talented young players at a bargain and help them develop into potential superstars.
The Reds have a proven track record of grooming talented young players into established stars, and they could have a similar impact on the career of Scott. It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can sign the 19-year-old English midfield prodigy anytime soon.