Manchester City advanced past Bristol City in the FA Cup last night – but Alex Scott showed why Wolves and many other clubs are chasing him.
Pep Guardiola’s side secured safe passage through to the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over the Robins.
It was a fairly dominant display from City, which was inspired by Phil Foden who grabbed two goals.
Those that caught the game will have perhaps seen Scott in action for Bristol City.
Scott is a highly coveted young player, and someone that Wolves reportedly held talks over in January.
In the end, Bristol City’s asking price of £25 million was too high, and no deal was done.
But Wolves remain keen on the English youngster – and his performance last night really showed why that is. He may have ended up on the losing side, but Scott wowed with his technical quality and bravery on the ball against a top side.
The Bristol Post gave him an 8/10 for his performance. They said: “Lived up to his billing against world-class opponents.
“Instrumental in everything going forward breaking through the lines. Glides around the pitch, skipping past Lewis and Phillips. Certainly didn’t look out of place…”
His efforts last night prompted Guardiola to call him ‘an unbelievable player’ just seconds into his past-match press conference (via Guardian).
Alex Scott shows Wolves why he must be signed this summer, as he shines against Manchester City
To have stood out against Manchester City clearly shows what a brilliant young talent Scott is.
The teenager played without fear and tried to make things happen for his side throughout the game, despite City’s dominance.
It is starting become clear why Bristol were demanding £25 million for Scott in January.
His potential is huge, and there will surely be a massive battle to sign him this summer. He is very cleary someone who is good enough to be playing for a Premier League club.
Wolves could be losing any one of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho or Matheus Nunes this summer, and Scott would be really exciting addition.