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West Ham: David Moyes plotting summer swoop for Alex Scott

West Ham United are interested in a deal to bring Alex Scott to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.

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That’s according to a claim made by ExWHUemployee, with the club insider revealing on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast that David Moyes has sent scouts to watch the Bristol City midfielder in action at Ashton Gate this season, ahead of a potential swoop for the 18-year-old this summer.

Speaking about the Hammers’ interest in the England U19 international, Ex said: “Alex Scott who plays for Bristol City, he’s a midfielder. He’s only 18, but he’s been labelled the next Grealish – the Guernsey Grealish someone said in a report when I looked him up after I was given [his name].”

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The next Grealish

Considering just how impressive Scott has been for the Robins so far this season, it is not difficult to understand why Moyes would be interested in a swoop for the midfielder this summer, nor why the 18-year-old is already drawing comparisons to the £72m-rated Manchester City and England star Jack Grealish.

Indeed, despite Bristol City’s struggles in the league this term, the £270k-rated sensation has been in breathtaking form over his 26 Championship appearances, scoring three goals, registering two assists and creating three big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 0.8 shots, making one key pass and completing 0.8 dribbles per game.

The central midfielder who Jon Lansdown dubbed a “real talent” has also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, making an average of 1.4 interceptions, 1.5 tackles and winning five duels – at a success rate of 53% – per fixture.

These returns have seen the £2.5k-per-week teenager average a quite astonishing SofaScore match rating of 6.97, ranking him as Nigel Pearson’s fifth-best player in the second tier of English football.

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As such, it is easy to see why Bristol City’s player pathway manager, Brian Tinnion, believes Scott is “one of the top young talents in the country”, with the 53-year-old stating of the youngster: “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.”

So, considering the sheer amount of potential Scott quite clearly possesses, it would indeed appear an extremely wise move for the West Ham board to sanction a swoop for the 18-year-old this summer, as, under the management of Moyes, the Bristol City sensation could well go on to become the Premier League’s next Grealish.

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