View: Alex Scott would compliment Brenden Aaronson ideally at Leeds United
Jesse Marsch is wasting no time in making his first transfer window as Leeds United manager an eventful one with two new signings already.
The 48-year-old has already brought RB Salzburg duo Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen to Elland Road and the next player on his list could be Bristol City’s Alex Scott, according to former scout David Webb.
The 18-year-old played a big part for the Robins during the 2021-22 season with 38 Championship appearances to his name and four goals to go with them.
“People recognise that he’s a player on the rise,” Webb said to The Athletic. “Leeds have been looking at him. Tottenham, too. But if he is going to leave, then he surely has to move somewhere he’ll be able to come in and play.
He suggests that Scott would not immediately come in and make an impact for the Whites but he could actually be the perfect player to go alongside Aaronson in the attacking midfield of Marsch’s preferred 4-2-2-2 system.
You only have to look at some of his goals from the 2021-22 campaign to see that his skillset is ideally suited to being the right of the two players behind the strikers.
In this instance, he begins so wide that the camera can hardly pick him up in the bottom right corner of the image but that’s because he managed to lose his marker and ghost in behind to eventually tap home this cross.
He isn’t a player who is regimented to a position either as he floated centrally at home to Queens Park Rangers and found himself in space closer to the left touchline than the right.
Despite the slightly unfamiliar territory, he still had the wise head on his shoulders to pick his spot upon shooting rather than lashing the ball wide or over and he was quickly wheeling away in celebration.
Back on his natural right flank against Derby County, he was again holding his width before coming inside when it matters to strike the ball home powerfully from 18 yards out.
Marsch will have noticed the trends in his goal-scoring and seen basically another Aaronson and with these two on either side of a powerful striking duo, the goals could quickly begin to flow at Elland Road.