Motherwell starlet James Scott is reportedly the subject of interest from English Championship side Bristol City (Daily Record).

The Robins are fans of the Well’s teenage striker and have watched him over the past year. That interest has intensified over the last six weeks as Scott’s involvement at senior level becomes more frequent.

Bristol City City reportedly want Scott. (Photo by Ian Cook – CameraSport via Getty Images)

So far this term the forward’s made 25 appearances, scoring on six occasions.

The Well can demand high fee from Bristol City for Scott

Whether Bristol City make a move for Scott remains to be seen, but Motherwell are in a strong position if they do. Scott’s tied down at Fir Park until 2022 so they’re well placed to ask for a big fee.

Any bid will also have to include a sell-on clause too according to the report. This has worked well for Motherwell in the past, with Marvin Johnson’s transfer from Oxford to Middlesbrough allowing the Fir Park club to profit via this method.

Motherwell made a fair whack on Johnson. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Scott’s only recently cemented himself in regular claret and amber plans but his potential is there for all to see. Whilst they won’t stand in Scott’s way if a big bid comes in, the club won’t want to lose another one of their talented young prospects.

The Steelmen may need to brace for bids as the January window rumours begin to swirl.

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