SAINTS have been named as one of two Premier League clubs who have reportedly been watching Bristol City’s 20-year-old starlet Han-Noah Messengo.

The French central-midfielder arrived at the Championship outfit with huge pedigree from Monaco in 2019, as the youngest player to feature in the Champions League.

In BS3, the youngster has continued to progress and become one of Nigel Pearson’s shining lights in an otherwise dim season for the Robins.

The former France youth international has played 25 times in the Championship already this campaign. His contract is due to expire in summer of 2023.

Bristol Live report that the Ashton Gate side have offered new terms to the promising talent, but those are yet to be accepted by Massengo.

Earlier in February, manager Pearson was asked if there had been any progress on a deal and said: “No, not that I'm aware of, we're trying to get to an agreement with him.

Daily Echo: Han-Noah Massengo is one of three Bristol City young stars tipped for big things (Pic: PA)Han-Noah Massengo is one of three Bristol City young stars tipped for big things (Pic: PA)

“But he's not involved in that, he wants to concentrate on his football. We are very keen to get some sort of conclusion.

“It's one those where, we're trying to secure him for a longer period."

Now, Football Insider state that scouts from Saints and Leicester have been checking on the youngster during matches this season.

A source close to Bristol City has told the Daily Echo that Sam Stanton, who was appointed as player insights analyst at Saints in January 2021, has been on lists at Ashton Gate.

As such, Saints will likely be aware of young Massengo's progress, but any serious interest cannot be verified. Forward Antoine Semenyo, 22, and midfielder Alex Scott, 18, have also attracted interest from clubs above them with their performances this campaign.

Massengo would fit the transfer model that Saints are hoping to continue pursuing under Sport Republic, with the youngster’s contract situation meaning he could demand a fee less than would be expected for a player of his quality.