Newcastle are set to finally start their summer transfer business with Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott believed to be on the verge of finalising a deal at St James’ Park.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been at Stamford Bridge since he was 10, and spent the first half of last season on loan at Dutch side Telstar.
Scott’s contract runs out at the end of this month, and it appears Chelsea have opted against offering him a new one, which has seen the Magpies make their move, according to The Sun.
Scott could be the first in a host of signings at both youth and senior level
The report claims the player is keen to be part of the first team set-up on Tyneside, but the Shields Gazette suggest he will could form part of the under-23 squad, as Newcastle revamp the whole youth system, as Rafa Benitez has wanted.
He looks set to join Newcastle as a free agent when his contract expires, and will hopefully prove to be the launchpad for a summer of activity at the club.
Should Rafa’s contract situation be resolved imminently, there promises to be plenty of comings and goings at Newcastle, regardless of who owns the club.
As well as significantly strengthening the first team squad, Benitez has long-wanted to overhaul the youth system, and Scott is seen as the first step on the road to doing so.