Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott showed why Wolves and many other clubs are on his tail, with a stunning performance against West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.
The teenager was part of a 3-0 victory over the Baggies at Ashton Gate.
Nigel Pearson’s side produced a superb display against their fellow Championship side.
Sam Bell scored twice for the hosts. His goals came either side of a goal for Scott.
Bell’s first goal came about after a botched clearance from a corner. He was quick to react to the loose ball, curling an effort into the far corner.
City then turned over possession in Albion’s half and attacked down the right side. Sykes put in a delightful low cross for Scott to score his first of the season. It was a Frank Lampard-esque late run into the box by the youngster.
Bell made sure of the victory in the second-half, converting a cross with a brilliant dinked finish after taking a touch to control it.
Albion just had no answers, and Scott was extremely impressive in midfield.
The Bristol Post were blown away by his display. Giving him a 9/10 for his performance, they said of him: “A long time coming but the midfielder grabbed his first goal of the season with a surging run from deep into the area.
“Completely dictated the game and alongside Bell, was the best player on the park. Moved into a false nine position in the final 15 minutes.”
The performance comes after Wolves were recently linked with a move for Scott.
Wanderers were in talks with City about a potential move.
But nothing has materialised due to the Robins’ £25 million asking price.
It is not expected he will be on the move this month.
Alex Scott shows exactly why Wolves want to sign him with FA Cup masterclass against West Brom
This was some performance from Scott against Wanderers’ bitter rivals in the FA Cup.
It is very clear to see why Wolves, and a host of other clubs, want the youngster.
He is technically gifted and brave on the ball. And his ball-carrying really does make him a highly effective midfielder.
It’s possible Wanderers could lose Matheus Nunes in the summer, with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool reported to be interested.
Wolves have surely got to be keeping a close eye on Scott given how similar he plays to the Portuguese.