NEWCASTLE are considering a move for youngster Alex Scott from Bristol City.
The 19-year-old midfielder has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs after an impressive season under Nigel Pearson.
Scott was a target for Wolves in the January window, although the Championship club was thought to have slapped a £25m price tag on the England Under-20 international.
Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace are following Scott’s progress, while Newcastle’s scouts have been keeping an eye on his performances this term.
Scott has five assists for the Pearson’s City side so far this season and is emerging as one of the brighter young talents in the second tier.
The Robins, who sold striker Antoine Semenyo to Bournemouth in the summer, are poised for increased interest in Scott this summer.
Scott joined the club as a 16-year-old in 2020 from FC Guernsey and is seen as the ideal profile for the Toon as they continue to develop under Eddie Howe.
The Magpies have steered clear of big money star signings since their Saudi-backed takeover, with Howe eager to develop young players at St. James’ Park.
Scott has been compared to Manchester City ace Jack Grealish due to the way he runs with the ball, has an eye for passing and has been nicknamed the ‘Guernsey Grealish’.
But last week, he said he would be happy to follow in Jude Bellingham’s footsteps and move abroad to further his career.
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Bellingham traded from Birmingham City for Borussia Dortmund, where he became one of the best midfielders in the world in 2020.
“Jude has almost set the bar for any young man from England to go abroad,” Scott told Bristol Live.
“I think another guy who was on our Euro team, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, is also at Borussia Dortmund. He moved there as a youngster at 16.
“Seeing what they’re doing, I think it motivates a lot of young guys who might be on a similar path.
“I think it’s becoming a lot more normal for England guys to go abroad and have their chance because obviously it’s hard to get a chance in the Premier League at a young age here.