Leeds United transfer news as Alex Scott move slows down after Jesse Marsch exit
Leeds United are expecting to cool their interest in making a transfer push for Bristol City sensation Alex Scott this summer, according to Ben Jacobs.
The CBS journalist has reported that Scott is expected to leave this summer for the Premier League, with any move set to take £25million with the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle interested.
The Whites are not expected to be big players in the race though, with their initial interest coming from Jesse Marsch, who is no longer at the club, of course.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Jacobs shared the latest transfer news coming from the west country as Premier League interest is heating up.
“Alex Scott expected to leave Bristol City this summer, as revealed in December.
“Concrete proposals arrived in January, but Bristol City held out for near-double what suitors wanted. Going to take around £25m. Wolves and Tottenham very seriously looking. Newcastle one to watch.
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“West Ham and Leicester also tracking. Bournemouth (Scott was at their academy) interest has cooled. Leeds were in the mix, but Jesse Marsch a part of that. Several Premier League clubs are going to try for Scott for sure come summer.”
Everyone keeping a close eye on the Championship this season has been talking about Scott and his clear meteoric rise to the top at Ashton Gate.
It got even better for him after the FA Cup defeat against Manchester City where Pep Guardiola singled him out as leaving him wowed despite the straightforward clash.
Scott appears to be on the wanted list for everyone, with £25million a very big asking price for an untested player, but so many more success stories are coming from the lower leagues now.
Victor Orta may still have an interest despite Marsch not being at the club, but big transfers like that certainly won’t be on the mind of anyone at Elland Road yet.
With big transfer fees and instalments for the likes of Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Georginio Rutter to come, getting relegated would be a disaster.
It would also certainly end all hope of signing someone such as Scott for a price like this, so all eyes are on the pitch at Elland Road in the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, a key attacking duo could be set to return for the clash with Brighton this weekend.
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