Guernsey Press

Alex Scott joins Premier League side Bournemouth in reported £25m deal

Guernsey's Alex Scott is a Premier League footballer after signing for Bournemouth from Bristol City in a deal reported at £25m.

Alex Scott was unveiled as a Bournemouth player on Thursday, ending months of transfer speculation. (Picture from AFC Bournemouth)

The 19-year-old, who was playing for Guernsey FC less than four years ago, is set to become the island's first male top-flight player since Matt Le Tissier.

Scott has agreed a long-term deal with the Cherries, having trained with the club as a youngster following his release from Southampton's academy.

'We are delighted to welcome Alex to the club, who is one of the most exciting young players in Europe', AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the club's website.

'He is a player that has vast experience at such a young age with strong technical ability and a really good footballing brain.'

Scott, who will wear the number 14 shirt at the Vitality Stadium, has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer, with Wolves among the other clubs said to have been vying for his signature.

He played more than 80 times for Bristol City after joining from the Green Lions in 2020 and was named Championship Young Player of the Year last season.

Bournemouth begin their Premier League campaign at home against West Ham on Saturday but it is not clear when Scott will be in line to make his debut.

The club said the knee injury which kept him out of Bristol City's opening games of the season is more significant than first thought and he will join up with the squad following a period of rehabilitation.