Wolves identify ‘priority’ summer transfer target - but Tottenham and Newcastle are also keen

Latest transfer news as Wolverhampton Wanderers pinpoint a priority summer target – but Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are also said to be interested.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly listed Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott as a major transfer target for the summer. Aged just 19, Scott has proven himself as one of the most exciting players in the Championship and he has gained the interest of plenty of Premier League sides as a result.

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are two of the teams said to be looking at the Guernsey native as a potential recruit, but there are lots of others considering making a move. With 36 matches to his name out of a possible 37 in the English second tier this term, it’s easy to see why.

The Athletic reports that Scott is “one of Wolves’ major transfer targets this summer” as he is a player believed to have “a massive future”. That could well be the case, as Scott is an England U20 international and he has already made 76 Championship appearances despite his tender age.

Another article, this time from GiveMeSport, claims Wanderers are not the only team to have serious intrigue, with Tottenham, West Ham, Brighton, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester and Newcastle all said to have enquired about the midfielder’s availability.

Scott has now played 35+ Championship games for two seasons running.
Scott has now played 35+ Championship games for two seasons running.
Scott has now played 35+ Championship games for two seasons running.

With so much competition for a transfer, any deal would likely take a huge fee, and Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson agrees. “It wouldn’t surprise me that clubs are interested in him, but there have been no bids,” Pearson said after The Robins’ 2-0 win at home to Blackpool on March 11.

“Whoever makes a proper bid at some point will have to put in a really big bid. He has to be more than £25 million, he shouldn’t go for less than that. Some people talk about playing in a second season you can get a drop-off, but I don’t think we have seen that at all,” Pearson continued.

The head coach wasn’t afraid to admit that his team would likely incur a “bidding war” over the next few months, with his midfielder such hot property. For now, though, the transfer window remains slammed shut and so Scott will stay where he is. Come July, however, and things could look very different.