KENYA BROWN - Monday, July 29, 2019
Kyle Scott has found a new team and he will remain in the English Premier League as it was announced that he has signed with Newcastle United.
Scottt makes the move up north after being released by Chelsea prior to the opening of the summer transfer window.
A graduate of Chelsea's academy, the 21-year-old found it hard to break into the star-laden first as he is credited with making only one appearance for the Blues when he came off the bench in their 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull City in February last year. Since that time he had a brief loan spell with Dutch second division team Telstar.
Now, the English-born midlfielder is looking for a chance to earn his way towards getting first team minutes and believes he can get it with the Magpies.
"Looking at the opportunity here, it's even greater than at clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City," said Scott in an interview on Newcastle's website. "Newcastle is a massive club with massive history, and for young kids they get that opportunity - obviously you see with Longstaff, he did it last year - so it's a good opportunity for me."
Scott also believes that his time playing with Telstar has given him the experience to fight his way into Newcastle's first team.
"It always prepares you though - it's men's football at the end of the day - so no matter where you are, it's a different thing. Over there, it was a good experience - you learn different things, and even living out there in a different country, it builds you as a character," he said.
Scott will start playing with the Newcastle's Under-23 team, and if he performs well with them, he could find his up to the first team when head coach Steve Bruce sees fit.