There isn’t an awful lot to get excited about on Tyneside at the moment.
With Rafa Benitez gone and a takeover looking evermore distant by the day, things are not good at Newcastle United, to put it diplomatically.
As catastrophes continue to mount, the new season keeps on creeping closer, and as it stands, the Magpies are not ready.
A new manager is the order of the day, reluctantly, but don’t let that distract from the fact that new signings are a must as well.
Nobody is expecting miracles, especially given the fact that it looks as if Mike Ashley will still be in charge of the pursestrings, but at the very least, the Toon Army should be aspiring to make savvy, cost effective additions as soon as possible.
And that’s why they must swoop for Kyle Scott.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been linked with the Magpies in recent times, as reported by The Sun, and will be available on a free transfer.
The US youth international was released by Chelsea today up on the expiration of his contract, as reported by Football.London.
And that means that the door is open for United to make their move.
Scott only ever made one first team appearance during his time at Stamford Bridge, turning out for the Blues in an FA Cup match against Hull City last year, but he is highly thought of and was hailed by former manager Antonio Conte as one of five youngsters with a “very brilliant” future ahead of them, as quoted by the Express.
This isn’t the sort of signing that is going to cause jaws to drop or wounds to heal, but it would certainly be a move in the right direction from a club in disarray.