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Report: U.S. U-20 Kyle Scott looking to leave Chelsea


Kyle Scott recently signed a new contract to remain with Chelsea, but the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team midfielder is reportedly on the hunt for a new club.

ESPN FC reported on Wednesday that Scott has handed in a transfer request. The development comes just two months after the 18-year-old signed a new deal that was expected to keep him with the Premier League giant until 2019.

According to ESPN FC, ” a host of top European clubs” have shown interest in acquiring the midfielder.

Heading into the 2016-17 season, Chelsea will see the introduction of new coach Antonio Conte, who is set to replace interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Scott joined Chelsea from Southampton while at the Under-10 level and has been a fixture in the club’s youth system ever since. The midfielder has played a key role in helping Chelsea claim the UEFA Youth League for the last two seasons, while also helping the club win the FA Youth Cup last season.

Born in England, Scott previously represented his birth nation at the U-16 level, while also featuring for the U.S. U-18s and U-20s. He has also played for the Republic of Ireland’s U-17 team.

What do you think of the report? Expect Scott to move? What league or team would make sense for a potential transfer?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Just read an article about why does Chelsea even have an academy because virtually none of their first team players have come through their system since John Terry.

  2. When I first read this report on espnfc it started me thinking about where he could land if he does actually leave Chelsea. After a bit I realized it really doesn’t matter where he goes so long as he’ll have a realistic opportunity of getting 1st team minutes. With he and Hyndman on the market it should be interesting to see where they end up.

  3. England’s U-16, Ireland’s U17, US’s 18 and 20… This kid sure gets around. Honestly, I don’t know much about him. Does anyone have details on what position he plays in the midfield, what kind of player he is?

    • Could be the change in coach? Or possibly, Chelsea signed him to a new deal in order to maintain/increase transfer value or prevent him from leaving for free at the end of the old deal? But that’s pure speculation on my part.

    • the timing does seem a little odd, but i’d bet his transfer request was a result of the “host of top European clubs” expressing interest, and not the other way around.


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