Premier League side Newcastle United are reportedly set to complete their first summer deal – with versatile midfielder Kyle Scott tipped to sign for club from Chelsea.
A British tabloid newspaper The Sun report that Kyle, whose contract at Chelsea is set to expire in the summer transfer window, will join the Magpies in what will be their first signing into the transfer market in the summer.
Kyle was once a highly-rated prospect at the Blues, having been at the club since the age of ten.
He has spent his professional career with the Premier League side, and was part of Italian coach Antonio Conte’s first-team side last campaign – forming part of the travelling roster for pre-campaign friendlies and UEFA Europa League clashes.
The player went on to make his senior team debut for the club the previous season, coming off the bench in an FA Cup match with Hull City.
But Kyle has since failed to win a fresh deal at Stamford Bridge having failed to catch the eye of Antonio’s replacement, Maurizio Sarri.
Indeed, the midfielder spent the early part of the 2019 on loan at Dutch outfit Telstar in an attempt to gain further main team experience.
And now it looks like he is set to make a permanent switch to St James’s Park, with the potential deal set to be finalised once the 21-year-old star’s contract with the Blues expires in July.
Kyle, who has represented the USA at U20 level, would likely form part of Newcastle United’s under-23 squad.