Newcastle Trying To Sign Top Teenage Talent


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.

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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,.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 18, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Tie him down to a long deal to increase value, or because we want to keep him to move the club forward….

    You would like to think that some of these kids have learnt valuable lessons from players like Rodwell, Sinclair, Johnson, and previously SWP, Parker, Sidwell, that going to these clubs is just as likely, if not more likely, to set your career back then it is to catapult you to world stardom.

    Aarons putting in the hard yards over the summer would suggest the lad is grounded enough to realise he is far better off playing here for a few more years at least, before chancing his arm at a financial powerhouse.

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  • Brutooon

    Nov 18, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    10 million – he will off to those “ambitious” clubs

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 18, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Brutoon,
    No chance he would be gone for £10million. You pay that of an English lad who is just breaking into a mid table Championship side nowadays. If one of the ‘big’ clubs wants him I reckon Ashley would hold out for £20million plus.

    Talented ….. Tick
    Young…… Tick
    Homegrown….. Tick
    Eligible for England….. Tick

    Each of those would comfortably add a few million to any potential price tag.

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  • duncandisorderly

    Nov 18, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    These statistic-chasing headlines are a joke. So misleading

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  • valle

    Nov 18, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    I agree, terrible headline.

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  • TomTheToon

    Nov 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Keeping Aarons is vital. Although most people’s opinions are based on a few cameos and mainly his potential, the fact that he is left footed would help the team a lot in the coming years. We can now stretch teams and with him, Ameobi, Haidara, Dummett (and Colback) all being left footers, we now have a lot more width and pace down the left flank. With these left footers the team looks a lot more balanced, and thinking back to last season and the couple before, we were far too predictable and narrow down the left with it’s right footers (Santon+Jonas/Gouffran). Six + year contract please Mike

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  • magpie_in_ohio

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #7

    I sincerely hope we’re able to secure Mr. Aaron’s services for the next several years. HWTL…

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