Kyle Scott is reportedly in advanced talks to leave Newcastle United to join FC Cincinnati on a free transfer once the summer window opens.
That is according to Football Insider, who have exclusively revealed that the former Chelsea man is in advanced talks to sign for FC Cincinnati on a permanent deal.
Should Newcastle let Scott go?
Scott is out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 term, meaning that he can leave the St. James’ Park side on a free transfer, as he is not expected to sign a new deal in the North East.
The Tyneside club do have the option of extending his current deal with the Magpies by a further 12 months, but that is now very unlikely to happen as he closes in on a permanent move to the United States.
A source at the Toon have told the news outlet that an agreement is close with Cincinnati after they offered him a contract.
The MLS team’s current manager Jaap Stam is reportedly a big fan of the 23-year-old and has been tracking him since he was in charge of Reading.
Newcastle wise to let Scott go
NUFC are wise to let Scott go as the central midfield player is highly unlikely to break into the first team under Steve Bruce with the likes of Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey as options in the middle of the park.
Thus, the USA U20 international needs to move on in order to try and kickstart his footballing career.
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