The Sunday Times is reporting today that top clubs Manchester City and Liverpool are keen to sign 18 year-old winger Rolando Aarons from Newcastle – and it looks like the first professional contract he signed last March was only for one year.
Rolando Aarons – in action against Liverpool
The report is in the Sunday Times, but next June Rolando would not become a free agent as such, because some compensation would have to be paid for him as a youngster who has come through the Newcastle Academy.
And if Newcastle and the buying club cannot agree on a fee – it would be sent to an independent tribunal.
But of course we don’t want Rolando to leave Newcastle, and therefore we are hoping that Lee Charnley in particular – will be giving Aarons a longer term contract very soon.
At the very least that will protect Newcastle’s investment in the player – and if he does become too good for Newcastle in the future, and that could happen with this lad and he moves on to a bigger club, then at least we’ll get a decent fee for him.
Rolando is currently out injured with a hamstring injury, and it’s the same one he first picked up some months ago, so it will be important that he’s fully fit before he’s brought back this time.
One thing that worries us is that Liverpool and Manchester City may have let his agent know they are interested in signing him, and that could sway his thinking – or at least the agent’s thinking that he could get a big pay-day.
But Rolando should know he will get a lot more first team games at Newcastle, than he would get at any of those two bigger clubs.
Sign him up Newcastle.
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