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Report: Everton, Southampton and Bournemouth want James Scott

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Report: Everton, Southampton and Bournemouth want James Scott

According to a report from the Sunday People (15/9; page 54), Everton are one of four Premier League sides interested in Motherwell youngster James Scott.

Scott is catching the eye after establishing himself in Well’s first-team. He made his debut in 2018, but has already made five appearances in the Scottish Premiership this term. He has also scored three goals in five League Cup games this season.

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The Sunday People (15/9; page 54) reports that the Toffees want the 19-year-old, but they face competition for his signature from three of their top flight rivals.

Southampton, Sheffield United and Bournemouth all reportedly want the striker, who signed a new long-term deal at Fir Park back in February, according to the club’s official website.

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TBR’s View

All four clubs have a good record when it comes to bringing through young players and giving them a chance in the first-team.

 

If Scott heads to Goodison Park, you would imagine that he would need to prove himself with the under-23s before he forces his way into Marco Silva’s plans.

A move would evoke memories of James McFadden’s switch between the same two clubs when the forward was a similar age back in 2003. McFadden scored some important goals during his time on Merseyside, so Scott would become a popular figure if he did join Everton and enjoyed a similar spell.

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