West Ham to get price cut on midfield target


West Ham target Alex Scott maybe allowed to leave Bristol City for £20 million – £5 million less than the original asking price.

The 19 year old is seen as the hottest midfielder in the Championship and also interests Wolves and Bournemouth but the Hammers remain keen although they think £25 million for an unproven Premier League player is too much.

They only went as high as £12 million for Flynn Downes and will continue to seek compromises on the 19 year old Scott who was originally of interest to Spurs who appear to have now dropped out of the race.

The player has attracted no interest from the bigger Premier League clubs and given the Hammers paid less than £25 million for Jarrod Bowen it seem correct to be seeking a lower price than that wanted by City.

Bristol are willing to let Scott leave for £20m

Scott, who as we recalled in an earlier story, has been dubbed the “Guernsey Grealish” and was crowned the Championship’s Young Player of the Year in April.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • johnham1 says:

    What are waiting for !!! Why not sign him instead of ward prowse. 100% better option but no we have a manager called moyes..

  • Austrick says:

    Why does Downes get so much sla**ing off?
    He looked like Rice’s prodige.

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