Bristol City could look to Barnsley for potential star replacement as he leave club to….

Bristol City could look to Barnsley for potential Alex Scott replacement: Opinion

Bristol City are poised to sell Alex Scott in the summer transfer window and could find his replacement in the third tier

Links dragging Alex Scott away from Bristol City could be enough to give fans of the Robins kittens over who they could replace him with – though there may already be a ready-made alternative for his vacancy.

Scott was named as the Championship’s Young Player of the Season, and found himself alongside Nathan Tella and Josh Brownhill as the midfield three in the Team of the Season – a solid campaign by all accounts for the 19-year-old.

Tottenham 'lead transfer race' to sign 'elite' Bristol City teenager Alex  Scott - Mirror Online

 

But with teams such as Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool all linked with his services, Scott could well be moving on to pastures new in the top-flight – leaving Nigel Pearson to find a replacement for his services.

And that could come in the form of Callum Styles, who could be an ideal addition which would leave money left over to impress elsewhere on the pitch.

Why would Callum Styles be a good fit for Bristol City?

Styles has had quite a career already, despite being just 23 years of age. Starting his career at Burnley, he was released aged 16 after failing to make the grade at Turf Moor under Sean Dyche – joining hometown team Bury, making his debut at the age of just 16. Two seasons in their ranks quickly came about, before a move to Yorkshire outfit Barnsley aged just 18.

 

Tottenham 'lead transfer race' to sign 'elite' Bristol City teenager Alex  Scott - Mirror Online

It has been at Oakwell where he has fully got his foot on the League One ladder, making over 100 Championship appearances for the Tykes – including the season where they reached the Championship play-offs finals.

Why would Callum Styles be a good fit for Bristol City?

Styles has had quite a career already, despite being just 23 years of age. Starting his career at Burnley, he was released aged 16 after failing to make the grade at Turf Moor under Sean Dyche – joining hometown team Bury, making his debut at the age of just 16. Two seasons in their ranks quickly came about, before a move to Yorkshire outfit Barnsley aged just 18.

It has been at Oakwell where he has fully got his foot on the League One ladder, making over 100 Championship appearances for the Tykes – including the season where they reached the Championship play-offs finals.

Who else is interested in Callum Styles?

Watford are said to hold an interest in Styles, with the Hornets already holding negotiations with Barnsley over a move, according to the Athletic – though a fee has not been agreed between the two clubs.

Of course, Millwall are also interested in a deal as they enjoyed a loan spell with the Hungarian international in their midfield last season. But even Lions boss Gary Rowett has said that his release clause is ‘quite high’ – which could make a deal difficult to administer.

Of course, if City do sell Scott for in and around the £25million mark that has been touted, they would have enough to bring Styles to Ashton Gate and trump their rivals to his signature.

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