Bristol City starlet Alex Scott, dubbed the ‘Guernsey Grealish’, signs new four-year contract on his 18th birthday after attracting interest from Premier League clubs
- Bristol City have moved quickly to reward Scott for his impressive progress
- Teenager is rated as one of the Championship’s most exciting emerging talents
- Several scouts watched the midfielder in the 1-0 defeat by Swansea on Friday
Bristol City have tied teen starlet Alex Scott down on a new four-year deal – just five months after handing him his first professional contract.
The Robins have moved quickly to reward Scott for his impressive progress and extend his contract at the first possible opportunity, on his 18th birthday on Saturday, until 2025.
England under-18 attacking midfielder Scott, 17, is rated as one of the Championship’s most exciting emerging talents and his style of play leading to him being nicknamed the Guernsey Grealish.
Midfielder Alex Scott, 17, is rated as one of the Championship’s most exciting emerging talents
Scott is also the subject of growing interest, with scouts from a number of Premier League clubs monitoring his performances for some time, increasing City’s desire to secure his long-term future.
Some of Scott’s admirers were at Ashton Gate on Friday night as he caught the eye despite Nigel Pearson’s side slipping to a 1-0 defeat to Swansea.
Scott made his City breakthrough at the end of last season and has cemented his place in Pearson’s plans this term, starting all four of their Championship games so far.
The Robins have moved quickly to reward the teenager for his impressive progress
Scott was on the books of Bournemouth and Southampton before joining non-league Guernsey aged 16.
He became their youngest ever player when he made his debut in August 2019 but was snapped up by Bristol City just a few months later.