Bournemouth face first rejection of Championship star midfielder

Ryan Christie of AFC Bournemouth (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Ryan Christie of AFC Bournemouth (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) /

Bournemouth have been the first club to make an official bid for Championship star Alex Scott from Bristol City. However, their first bid of £15 million has been rejected by The Robins as they prepare for a second bid that is closer to the valuation.

Who is Alex Scott?

Scott is a central midfielder who has a real future in front of him. Likened to that of England international Declan Rice, Scott is expected to make a move to the Premier League this summer.

He made 42 league appearances last year in his second full season with Bristol City. As well as making these appearances, he picked up the Championship Young Player of the Year award alongside being named the player of the season for Bristol City.

As a midfielder who likes to have the ball at his feet and win it back at any opportunity that he can get, it is no surprise that Premier League sides have been sniffing around him. Scott impressed for the England Under 19s as they lifted the Championship last year in Slovakia.

Who else wants him, or will Bournemouth get the deal done?

Bournemouth had an impressive year last season and defied expectations by staying up and staying up comfortably. They now want to build on this success by signing one of the hottest properties to emerge from the Championship.

They will have to improve their offer of £15 million and get closer to the £25 million that Bristol City values him at. It is yet to be seen whether Bournemouth will come back for a second bid, but new manager Andoni Iraola is very keen on the 19-year-old.

With this valuation, it has had clubs such as Wolves, Newcastle United, West Ham and Brighton & Hove Albion putting Scott on their radar. However, Brighton have been put off for now unless they sell Moises Caicedo.

It is surprising that the top teams are not interested in Scott at this stage of his career because he is only going to get better and better.