Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have reacted badly to the speculation.
The Sun reports that the Magpies could land the 21-year-old on a free transfer when his contract at Stamford Bridge expires next month.
It is understood that he wants to move to St James’ Park to try launch himself into senior football and manager Rafael Benitez has given a thumbs up on a move.
Scott has played just once in the Chelsea first team since coming through the academy and that was in an FA Cup tie against Hull in 2018.
He spent some time out on loan with Dutch second-tier club Telstar this season, where he scored two goals in 14 games for them before returning to England in January.
The youngster is a versatile midfielder that can play anywhere in the centre of the park, while he is good on the ball and can pick a pass.
A selection of Newcastle fans aren’t too happy with the link to Scott and believe it would be another case of owner Mike Ashley not spending big during transfer windows.
Here are some Newcastle fans reacting to the Scott speculation:
Typical Mike Ashley signing, free transfer with no news on Rafa and a fake takeover in the background. Shocking state of affairs.
— Paul Elliott (@PaulEll39954294) June 4, 2019
Ashley signing if I’ve ever seen one. He will never see first team action.
— steven jones (@towlawstev) June 4, 2019
— David Foster (@Dfozzy1970) June 4, 2019
Take over progressing well then if we’re still trying to get free transfers in…..
— Paul Doolan (@DoolanPd) June 4, 2019
Will be a good addition for the U23’s
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) June 4, 2019
Nothing special, midfielder, played in the second division in Holland last season, didn’t really perform that well. Telstar sent him back to Chelsea in january.
— Mark ⚫️⚪️ (@MarkMazzocchi) June 4, 2019
I hope he’s more consistent than Kenedy was.
— Eric Gibbon (@EricGibbon) June 4, 2019
Finally!! The news we’ve all been waiting for
— Mark Burgundy (@TheOneHansen) June 4, 2019