Kyle Scott, who made his first-team debut for Chelsea last season, has joined Dutch Eerste Divisie side SC Telstar on a season-long loan.
This loan comes perhaps a year later than expected for the 20-year-old central midfielder. A loan move to Reading last summer fell through because of a perceived lack of midfield depth, which meant that Scott remained on the fringes of the first-team squad for most of the season. He made the match-day squad on 7 occasions last season but set foot on the pitch only on one occasion, with a 28-minute cameo versus Hull City in the FA Cup.
In comparison to the scuppered move to Reading last season, a loan to the second division in the Netherlands is a huge step down in quality, hence raising a few question marks regarding the nature of this loan. Hopefully he’ll get regular football at the very least, and aide his new team’s promotion push.
In other news, Kylian Hazard was confirmed to be on trial at Eredivisie team VVV-Venlo a week ago. Despite impressing VVV manager Maurice Steijn, Kylian will no longer pursue a move there because he’s apparently received an offer from a Spanish team.
“I certainly thought Kylian was a good player, but he will not join us in training camp next week, he has an offer from a Spanish club that wants to buy it”
- Maurice Steijn, source: Limburger.nl
That’s definitely a step in the right direction for Kylian, who spent last season playing for the Chelsea Development Squad.