West Ham United are edging closer to secure the signing of Bristol City rising star Alex Scott in the current summer transfer window.
Football Insider reports that the Hammers are leading the race for the 19-year-old midfielder, who has impressed several top-flight teams with his standout performances at Bristol City, earning him the nickname “Guernsey Grealish.”
Coming through the club’s Under-18 side in 2021, the teenager has quickly become one of their best players. With his skills and potential, the attacker has the opportunity to establish a successful career in the Premier League.
Having won the EFL Young Player of the Season award, Scott has garnered praise from the likes of Pep Guardiola. As West Ham United face the departure of Declan Rice to Arsenal, the club sees Scott as a valuable addition to their midfield. While expecting him to immediately replace Rice may be too much, Scott has the potential to develop into a long-term solution for the position.
Adding Scott to their squad would provide stability in a crucial position as manager David Moyes looks to rebuild his team. Scott could flourish at the London Stadium before potentially moving to a top-tier club in the future.