According to the Chronicle, Kyle Scott’s time as a Newcastle United player could be coming to an end.
The 23-year-old’s contract expires this summer, and it looks as though he could be heading to America.
The Chronicle claim that Scott could join MLS side FC Cincinnati – who are currently managed by Jaap Stam.
They also state that he nearly left the club last month. However, a move to Swansea could not be agreed.
Scott has become something of a forgotten man on Tyneside, and it’s unlikely that his presence will be missed.
Scott to leave with no first-team appearances
Scott arrived at Newcastle in 2019, and was announced as part of a double deal alongside goalkeeper Jake Turner.
Both players immediately went into the Under-23 setup, but it was Scott’s arrival that was the most interesting.
The midfielder had recently been released by Chelsea – a breading ground for quality footballers.
Scott was one of many youngster who just hadn’t got a chance at Stamford Bridge, and his arrival at St James’ Park could have been an astute piece of business.
But nearly 17 months after his arrival, Scott has never featured for the first-team.
He’s had his fair share of injury bother since joining Newcastle, but hasn’t featured for the U23 side since November last year.
It was a low-risk signing that has failed to reap any rewards.
Scott seems destined for a career outside of the Premier League, having struggled to make any sort of impact at Chelsea and Newcastle.
The midfielder has represented USA at youth level, and a move to the MLS seems like the most obvious option for Scott.
Hopefully he can get his career started there, under the watchful eye of Jaap Stam.
But perhaps talk of a collapsed January move to the Championship should make Newcastle think again, because that’s where we might be playing next season.