Newcastle are set to move for youngster Kyle Scott when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of June, according to reports. The 21-year-old has come up through the Blues youth system after moving to west London from Southampton at the age of 10 but has been unable to break into the first team.
The midfielder did make his first-team debut during Chelsea’s 4-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory over Hull City in February 2018, but that was his one and only outing in the big time. Scott, who has switched his international allegiance to the USA after playing for England’s Under-16 side and the Republic of Under-17s, spent last season on loan with Dutch second-tier side Telstar, scoring two goals from 14 senior appearances.
According to The Sun, the Magpies are lining up a deal to bring him to St James’ Park when he becomes a free agent and the talented schemer is said to be keen to try his luck in the Premier League. With Isaac Hayden set on quitting the Tynesiders this summer, there may be an opening for Scott, who will be an unknown quantity to opposition teams due to a lack of exposure in English football. Newcastle’s summer spend will depend on the proposed takeover but with Scott set to cost nothing it is one deal that has a chance of being completed.