A recent report has claimed that Everton and Sunderland are amongst the big names after Motherwell starlet James Scott (Teamtalk).

It says that the Premier League side and League One outfit are just two of a number of teams after the Well forward. Other outfits who have apparently been monitoring Scott are  Bournemouth, Southampton, Sheffield United, Bristol City and Barnsley.

Scott is a wanted man (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

This just isn’t going to happen though, not yet anyway.

Scott has just settled at Motherwell

Scott’s only just broken into the starting XI at Fir Park on a regular basis. He has been particularly impressive since moving to a spot out on the right wing though.

Motherwell are known for developing talent and selling them on, but a move south for Scott already seems highly unlikely.

A move at this stage seems unlikely. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He recently penned a contract extension at Fir Park. This seems to signify that they want to keep a hold of him for at least a couple of seasons.

The attacker has made himself a regular this term. Will he want to give up senior football at a high level, just to play academy stuff in England?

The Well will also demand a high fee for him. They have played a hard game with the likes of David Turnbull this year and will demand at least seven figures from an English side. Whether anyone would want to pay that for someone who has only made just over 20 senior appearances is questionable.

Not experienced. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Money could obviously play a part in any move down south, whether it be to Everton, Sunderland or elsewhere. At just 19 though, Scott’s better off staying in North Lanarkshire.

Scott has a big career ahead of him, but a move south of the border seems unlikely at this stage.

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