By Craig Scott

26th Mar, 2023 | 2:10pm

Bristol City teen Alex Scott sends three-word message to Mateo Joseph amid Leeds United transfer speculation

Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott is among a number of players who’ve reacted to Leeds United sensation Mateo Joseph scoring his first goals for England’s Under-20s.

Joseph, 19, was born in Spain but is eligible to represent England and has made his first two appearances for the Under-20s in this international break.

After a debut as a substitute against Germany, the Leeds forward made his first start against the USA on Saturday (25 March), scoring two goals in a 4-2 win.

After the game, Joseph took to Instagram to share how “amazing” it was to score his first goals with England.

Luke Ayling, Willy Gnonto and Archie Gray replied, as well as Bristol City’s Scott, who said: “Love it, laaad.”

Leeds links?

Scott has been linked with a move away from Bristol City in recent months.

CBS journalist Ben Jacobs reported in the January transfer window on Twitter (5 January) that Leeds are among a number of clubs keen on the talented midfielder.

Bournemouth, Wolves, Leicester, Brighton and Tottenham are also said to be keen on the Guernsey-born sensation, who’s been compared to Manchester City star Jack Grealish.

On 27 February, Bristol City’s ex-Aston Villa player Andi Weimann was quoted by Bristol World as saying: “I think the way Alex glides over the pitch, I can see why people compare him to Jack. Alex, we all know how good he is for his age, how much we rate him in the dressing room, and how much the club rate him. I think he’s now starting to get more attention from outside of the club as well, which he deserves because of what he’s been doing.

“He’s obviously got a long way to go to get to where Jack Grealish is, but he’s got a really really bright future ahead of him, and we’ll see where he ends up.”

While Weimann is right in saying the Guernsey Grealish has a lot of work to do, he’s still one of the most exciting young players in English football – and possibly the most exciting outside of the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola, as quoted by The Sun, called him an “unbelievable” player – huge praise indeed.

Unfortunately, singing him would also come with a huge price tag with The Sun reporting on 18 February that it would take £20million to sign Scott.

But for a young English wonderkid who’s plying his trade in the Championship, being compared to Grealish and been raved about by Pep Guardiola, that could be a price worth paying.

In other Leeds United news, millions could be set to vanish at Leeds after a development in Italy this week.

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