Premier League duo Leicester City and West Ham, according to the Scottish Sun, are after the highly-rated midfielder.
McAlear played for the Well’s under-20s outfit at the age of 15 and has also represented Scotland at a youth level.
It is thought that Fir Park boss Stephen Robinson is desperate to hold onto the midfielder.
A potetntial McAlear exit could see yet another academy product go
Motherwell are used to losing their players, but right now, their dropping like flies. McAlear is another who could follow many other Well academy graduates out the Fir Park exit door.
The temptation of staying in North Lanarkshire for the short-term could be appealing. Robinson has gave plenty of Fir Park youngster’s debuts during his tenure as boss and McAlear may see himself as next in line.
Alternatively though, the bright lights of the EPL could swing. At a young age, can you really afford to turn down the call to join one of the world’s biggest leagues? You’d certainly find it hard to do so.
McAlear’s name would be added to a growing list of Fir Park academy departures. Turnbull will leave very soon if he can agree terms at Parkhead and Jake Hastie is now with Rangers.
According to the Scottish Sun, the Well have agreed to sell youngster Stuart McKinstry to Leeds United. Shaun Bowers, Liam Brown Kyle MacDonald, Neil McLaughlin, Akeal Rehman and Broque Watson all left the reserve squad this summer.
It’s a challenging time for Motherwell, regardless of the money they could get from all of this. Their academy is being stripped to its bare bones.