After leaving Chelsea over the summer, Kyle Scott reportedly turned down the chance to join Barcelona, so how much is a coup is his arrival for Newcastle?

Chronicle Live claims that the player was invited over to Barcelona to train in a bid to earn a potential deal, but the American thought better of it.

Highly rated at Chelsea, Scott never got the chance to break through at Stamford Bridge after Antonio Conte left the club.

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It was the Italian who handed the youngster his first-team debut at Chelsea and was seemingly a big fan, however under Maurizio Sarri, a first-team chance was pushed further and further away.

After joining Newcastle, Scott slotted straight into the club’s U23s, so what does the future hold for him at St James’ and is he a major coup for the club?

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The deal to sign Scott over the summer was in line with a clear transfer policy of trying to bring in a number of impressive young stars for the future.

Whether or not they’re genuine first-team players for years to come, or merely potential deals that could earn the club millions in sell-on value going forward remains to be seen.

Either way, to have a player turn down the opportunity to fight for a contract at Barcelona is something that cannot be ignored.

It is claimed that Scott has seen the likes of Sean Longstaff grow into a first-team player, so he knows the opportunities will come if he bides his time and proves himself at youth level.

This could be a real success story for Newcastle and Longstaff if he can pave the way for the next generation of players at United.

Such is the quality of Chelsea’s academy, you know that any player coming through there has the potential to be the real deal, but now the onus will be on Scott to try and fight for a first-team spot and prove himself in the Premier League. It could be a transfer masterstroke from Newcastle.

Will Scott get a first-team chance at Newcastle?

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