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Newcastle Snap Up Irish Eligible Midfielder Following Chelsea Exit

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Kyle Scott of Chelsea scores during the Premier League 2 between Arsenal and Chelsea U23's at London Colney on March 17, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Clive Howes/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Newcastle United have signed former Irish U17 international Kyle Scott as Steve Bruce looks to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming season.

Scott was released by Chelsea this summer after spending 12 years at Stamford Bridge and had most recently gone out on loan to Dutch side Telstar, where he featured 14 times scoring two goals.

The 21-year old is eligible to play for Ireland and has featured for the U17s, however, he is in a unique position as he has also appeared for England and USA’s national sides at underage level.

Scott most recently played with USA’s U2os and hasn’t been touted for a call up for the Boys in Green given that he hasn’t appeared since U17 level, but should he get an opportunity in Steve Bruce’s side he may end up being an option for Mick McCarthy to look at.

The former Chelsea man’s Irish links come from his father’s side while he also has Italian grandparents.

A talented midfielder, Scott will join up with Newcastle’s U23s side but given their lack of bodies in his position the 21-year old will likely find himself frequently involved in the first team at St James’ Park.

Speaking on Newcastle’s club website following the signing Scott said:

“I’m really excited. Newcastle is a massive club with massive history, but for young kids there is an opportunity – you see that with (Sean) Longstaff and what he did last year, and it’s a good opportunity for me.

“Newcastle are in the Premier League, and a massive club. You look at the kind of players that have come through here and how much opportunity they have got, and I feel like at this place they do give it as long as you’re working hard and playing well.”

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