Commenting on a photo Scott posted to his personal account of him standing in St. James’ Park, the winger said: “You’ll love it bro”.
It’ll be really interesting to see where Scott fits into Newcastle’s plans this season. Ordinarily, if you brought in a 21-year-old midfielder from a Champions League side, he’d be knocking on the door of the starting eleven at the very least, right off the bat. The US youth international only ever managed one game for the senior side at Chelsea, however, and it’s difficult to tell just how good he is. On the one hand, for him to have been kept on the books this long would suggest that there is some potential there. On the other, the fact that he has been let go, and spent the first half of last season out on loan, would suggest that he really didn’t have what it takes to make it at a top club. Scott is a bit of a puzzler. As quoted by the Chronicle, Antonio Conte once said he had the potential to be “very brilliant”, but then two goals in the Dutch second division hardly screams Ballon d’Or nominee in the making. Only time will tell, but here’s hoping the youngster isn’t a total flop.