Leeds United could sign their new Stuart Dallas this summer in Bristol City starlet Alex Scott…
According to The Mirror, the Robins rate him at around £10m, and while he is under contract with the club until 2025, their financial issues could see some Premier League clubs look to take advantage.
It’s added that both Leeds and Spurs have scouted the 18-year-old ahead of a planned summer raid for the midfielder.
Having played in a number of positions this season for Bristol City – including as a right-sided winger, central midfielder, holding midfielder, a number ten and a second striker – Scott has had a footballing education unlike most teenagers his age.
Indeed, that versatility is something which will surely impress Jesse Marsch, and it will also draw very eye-catching similarities to Leeds’ very own Swiss army knife in Stuart Dallas.
Whether Scott can match that level of impact that the Northern Irishman has had at Elland Road remains to be seen, but it is promising to say the least.
Bristol City’s player pathway manager Brian Tinnion hailed the teenager as “one of the top young talents in the country” before adding: “His work rate and his desire to learn has been unbelievable.
“He has been taken in very well by the senior lads, they know he’s got the quality to play with them. He has every single attribute you would want in a professional footballer. He can tackle, he’s great with both feet, he can head the ball, his delivery is good and his overall quality is great. He lets his football do the talking and he’s getting better all the time.”
Essentially, he is the do-it-all player who Leeds already boast in Dallas.
Given his age, and having already played a number of times in the Championship this season – 37 to be precise – Scott would seem to be a very shrewd addition in the mould of a Joe Gelhardt.
Imagining the prospect of both Scott and Gelhardt leading the way for Leeds over the coming years would be a sight to behold, with both having cut their teeth in the Championship.
The future would certainly be bright at Elland Road with the signing of Scott this summer, and it could give them their long-term successor to Dallas.