Newcastle United have now made their first move to sign Bristol City wonderkid Alex Scott.
According to Give Me Sport, Newcastle have launched an enquiry for Scott, who looks set to leave the Championship side this summer.
The report adds that multiple Premier League clubs have asked Bristol City about the possibility of signing the 19-year-old midfielder. Give Me Sport state that the likes of Brentford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester, Tottenham, West Ham and Wolves have also enquired about Scott.
There is also interest from teams at the top of the Championship who are hoping to achieve promotion this season. They are making tentative plans for the future, and they appear to include Scott.
The interest in Scott is huge. He has really turned heads with his performances this season, and looks destined to play in the Premier League very soon.
Newcastle will hope that it is in a black and white shirt, but he could prove to be an expensive signing.
Alex Scott could cost Newcastle £30million
It has previously been claimed that Bristol City want £25million for Scott.
However, Give Me Sport state that the Robins hope the intense interest could see them get even more money for the teenager. They report that Bristol City are now hoping to receive as much as £30million for Scott.
That is a lot of money for a Championship player, and Newcastle will have to decide how much they truly believe he is worth.
It is obvious that Scott is a major talent. He is a creative midfielder who can break defensive lines, and he has won praise from Pep Guardiola and Jack Grealish in recent weeks. The Spaniard said Scott is ‘unbelievable‘, while Grealish described him as a ‘top top talent‘. Ironically, Scott has been compared to the England international, and has been given the nickname ‘the Guernsey Grealish‘.
He fits the profile of what Dan Ashworth is looking to bring to Newcastle, but the price could be the stumbling block. Toon officials could turn their attention elsewhere and bring in someone from abroad for much cheaper.
But Newcastle have tested the waters, and made an enquiry for Scott. He is expected to leave Bristol City this summer, and the Magpies are certainly in the mix to secure his signature.