REPORT: Sheffield United Among Premier League Quartet Chasing Motherwell Striker James Scott

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MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - JULY 27: James Scott of Motherwell celebrates after scoring his tesm'd fourth goal during the Betfred Cup Group E match between Motherwell and AnnanAthletic at Fir Park on July 27, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Motherwell striker James Scott is a keen target for Sheffield United and a number of other Premier League outfits according to Team Talk.

Motherwell Striker Wanted By Premier League Sides

A series of Premier League clubs are chasing the signature of Motherwell starlet Scott.

Scott’s Motherwell team-mate, David Turnbull, was close to moving away after a breakthrough season; however, summer transfers to Celtic and Norwich City failed to come to fruition.

According to Team Talk, Scott is attracting interest from a number of top-flight clubs including Bournemouth, Everton, Southampton and Sheffield United.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has a prolific track record in developing young players – Callum Wilson, Josh King and Lewis Cook are all examples of this.

Everton’s sporting director Marcel Brands, meanwhile, has regularly produced dazzling players while Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has a philosophy in which young players are the core of his squa.

Scott can play as either a central forward or as a winger. He made his senior debut for Motherwell in April 2018. Since making the breakthrough, Scott has made 24 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish Premiership side.

He also hit four goals to his name before making his international debut for Scotland’s Under-21 side in their recent head-to-head meeting with San Marino.

EFL Interest

In addition to interest from England’s top division, 19-year-old Scott is also reportedly a target for a host of EFL clubs.

Championship pair Bristol City and Barnsley lead the chase from outside the Premier League; League One promotion hopefuls Sunderland are also keen on the talented teen.

One major disadvantage for the clubs chasing Scott’s signature is that the winger signed a new contract in February that secures his future at Fir Park to the summer of 2022.

A move to the Premier League may be more attractive in the short-term. On the other hand, a move to the Championship – or even League One – will be better overall. It will give Scott a chance of more regular playing time. In addition, being just 19 means Scott still hs plenty of time to make his way into the Premier League.

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