The news broke yesterday that it seems that 18 year-old Rolando Aaron’s first professional contract at Newcastle runs out next June, although there seems to be a one year option the club can pick up.
Rolando Aarons scores at Manchester City after six minutes
But that was enough for there to be lots of news articles yesterday that both Liverpool and Manchester City were following developments on a player who could be the next Raheem Sterling – according to the reports.
However the Chronicle came out and said it was their understanding that Newcastle were working on a new deal for Rolando over the current International break.
Mike Ashley is usually keen to get our best players signed to long contracts, so that if they have to be sold – read that as a bigger club comes in for them with a bid that meets Mike’s valuation of the player – Newcastle will sell but be well compensated financially.
That has happened this year to two of our top players in Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy, who went to PSG and Arsenal for £20M and £12M respectively.
Mathieu was replaced by Dutch International Daryl Janmaat for £5M, who is looking good for Newcastle at right-back, but Yohan Cabaye has yet to be replaced.
Although Rolando has appeared only five times with two goals for Newcastle, he has made a huge impact this season.
And some of his play has been terrific, so if he keeps playing the way he has been playing, then it’s likely a top club could come in for him as early as next summer, so it’s important Newcastle sign him to a long term deal.
And we had an article out yesterday that said it wasn’t going to be easy for Newcastle to keep our best players unless the club pushes for a top six position in the Premier League, and at least try for European competition every year.
The very best players want Champions League football and if they cannot get that at Newcastle they will leave – you cannot really blame them for that.
So until Newcastle start showing a lot more ambition, we will continue to lose our very best players – and Rolando Aarons could turn out to be one of them,.
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