Newcastle Will Lose This Top Youngster – It’s A Certainty


Rolando Aarons has looked very much like Raheem Sterling this summer, when Brendan Rodgers started to play the 17 year-old Sterling in the Liverpool first team two years ago, when Brendan took over as manager there.

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Rolando Aarons in action at Gillingham

Rolando is quick, skillful and can score goals as well as set them up, as the 18 year old so clearly showed in his 25 minute sub appearance against Crystal Palace last time out – it’s just a pity that Alan Pardew didn’t start the lad in that game, because we could have won it.

So we suppose it’s not too surprising that Liverpool, Manchester City and Bundesliga club Schalke 04, are already tracking the progress of young Rolando Aarons at Newcastle, and we expect Roy Hodgson has also been alerted to the left winger.

The report is in the Daily Star,  and of course Rolando was very impressive in our 3-1 win at Schalke in pre-season, so that’s why the German club are  interested – he skinned their right back far too many times in that game with his speed and skill.

The Jamaican-born 18 year-old has only been at Newcastle for two years, and signed his first professional contract last March.

And with the terrible news that Siem de Jong is presumably out injured for up to four months – you would think Alan Pardew has to start using Rolando in the first team, as well as our other top youngster – Adam Armstrong – who can also score goals.

The big clubs are reported to be tracking the progress of Aarons, and we suppose if he is as good as he looks,  it will be difficult to hold onto the youngster at Newcastle, which is not longer one of the big ambitious clubs in England.

It’s not surprising that this year we have already lost three of our very best players in Yohan Cabaye, Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy. who  all signed for top clubs at PSG, Chelsea and Arsenal – all three being regular Champions league participants these days.

That’s what happens when you settle for being only  a mediocre club in the top ten in the English Premier League.

And if local lad Adam Armstrong is as good as we think he is – the 17 year-old will soon be in his way too.

But don’t  worry, Mike Ashley should get a lot of money for both players. 🙁

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13 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Aarons should run as far as he can! Especially after yesterday’s confession about how pardew want from him to get back at the full-back every game.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh well. Just posted this on the last article 😀
    I just hope he says no. Hr will be a bench warmer at those clubs, he should be almist first choice here.

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  • ToonTiger

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Grrr. We were a big club once, since Ash we are in a near fatal decline all in the name of profit.

    If real life was star trek Mash would be a corpulent ferengi

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  • ToonMatt

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Newcastle lose a player, Mike Ashley makes a sweet profit. That is why the club exists nowadays and 50,000 fans are happy and support this.

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  • Slank

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #5

    The injury to De Jong may be a blessing in disguise.

    He never looked fully fit and he occupied a position which was neither supporting Riviere or part of an integrated three man midfield.

    This injury could open opportunities for others in the same formation or a new formation.

    I would like to see Cabella play in the middle and not on the wing where is lack of electric speed is a handicap.

    If there are doubts about Tiote and Colback I would certainly play Abeid and Anita.

    Aarons and Haidara are musts for the left wing.

    Where Sissoko plays needs to be determined.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Nothing quite like a feel-good news story to start the day eh…

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    This is why I don’t like this blog at all !!!

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Ashley will be looking to sell Aarons before he takes over Glasgow Rangers.

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  • musomag

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Seriously Ed, WTF?

    There are enough depressing ‘facts’ coming from our club on a daily basis without you aggravating matters by regurgitating BS from the Daily Star of all places. Get a grip man.

    Rolando certainly looks to be a great player, I’m a fan already, but let’s see how he performs over the course of a full season before getting depressed about who is watching him.

    There, panic over

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  • Sav

    Sep 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Same here. Is there one word of fact in this story, Ed. I’m sure every decent youngster is on every club’s ‘radar’ – maybe even Graham Carr’s – but this is contemptible rubbish. He looks a bit like Sterling therefore we’ll say Liverpool must be after him. Is that it? Is that your story? You are reheating tripe, man.
    All you are going to do is heap pressure on the lad which is the one thing we don’t want. Well done.

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  • one Tony Green

    Sep 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    What a none article. Ed you were saying the same about Adam Campbell a year ago. He has had one good game and you are bigging him up. A few weeks ago you were telling us all what a great signing De Jong was. Make your mind up man. We have the same points on the board as Man U yet some arm chair fans have thrown the towel in already.

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  • bendy73

    Sep 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Didn’t realise Loic Remy was our player ……..

    Aaron’s is a great prospect however we need to step back and take stock. He doesn’t have a month of Premier League action under his belt and he is being labelled a wonderkid and compared to Raheem Sterling.

    Give the lad a break and let him realise his full potential and get more experience first.

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  • bobby mango

    Sep 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Of course we’ll lose him at some point. But expecting him to stay his whole career.
    Just hope it’s not Liverpool that get him.

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