Sunderland have joined the race to sign Hull City’s James Scott ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
As per the report, the Hull man may get a chance to prove himself to boss Shota Arveladze, who reportedly wants to see the player in action before deciding the next chapter of his career.
21-year-old Scott, who has scored 15 goals in his career so far, has endured a somewhat difficult start to his career as a professional.
Having registered six returns in the form of four goals and two assists across 36 appearances, primarily as a winger, he pounced on a loan opportunity that saw him make the move back to the Scottish Premiership with Hibs, where he was described as “terrific” by former Mackems boss, Jack Ross.
His first 16 appearances for the Edinburgh outfit saw zero returns for the club, but in the final few games, he has demonstrated his ability, having managed four goals and one assist in three outings – including a hat-trick against St. Johnstone in the final game of the campaign.
It means he has scored four goals in five fixtures in the Scottish Premiership Relegation Round and has given clubs like Sunderland the inclination to look towards the Scotsman, who could form a formidable partnership with fellow countryman Ross Stewart.
Despite his incredible haul of 25 goals and five assists in 48 League One appearances this season, Stewart’s ability to create is underrated, having provided 59 chances, with nine of these classed as big chances this campaign.
Scott, who was described as “perfectly placed” for his second goal against St. Johnstone, has been operating in a Hibernian side that have drummed up just 33 big chances this term, whilst Sunderland have managed to create almost double that with a tally of 64.
It goes without saying, a two-man Scottish partnership between Stewart and Scott could make for an unstoppable duo who could bolster the Black Cats, offensively speaking.
Scott’s finish to this season bodes well for his start to the next.