Will Newcastle Sell This Top Youngster In The Summer?

If the news is to be believed, then top English clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all keen to sign our 19-year-old Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons, who has been in great form for Newcastle so far this season – when he’s played.

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Rolando Aarons – could be sold in the summer

One reason those clubs are said to be interested in the winger is that he has only a one year contract at Newcastle which can be extended by one more year, and when there’s not much time left on a contract, that tends to bring the transfer fee of the player down.

So we were not surprised to see the news today and yesterday,  that Newcastle are negotiating a new deal with the youngster’s agents,  to give him an improved deal, and it will be a long term deal at Newcastle.

But that doesn’t say that’s because Mike Ashley necessarily wants to keep him at the club, but rather what it does is to allow Newcastle to get the full transfer value of the player.

And notice that a lot of our youngsters and top players have long term deals at Newcastle these days.

We have found out that Mike Ashley is willing to sell any player at any time,  if a club comes in and matches his valuation of the player, and whether it’s the last day of the transfer window or not, the Newcastle owner will sell if the right money is offered for any player.

And that does not exclude the England U-20 International, and if Rolando keeps playing with the skill and drive he has shown so far, then he could become a hot property as early as the summer.

And if that happens he could have quickly become too good for Newcastle,  and he will be sold.

The only question is how much will we get for him.

That’s the same as  asking how much will Mike Ashley value him in the summer.

That’s the case for selling Rolando – and the case for keeping him is that we can start building a top team again on Tyneside.

But we haven’t seen much of that commitment from Mike Ashley – not yet anyway – but we suppose it is always possible Ashley will change his emphasis at Newcastle.

What do you think?

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11 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Lets just wait and see – it’s too early to judge Rolando and I’d doubt we’d even get more than £10 million for him whereas if we tie him down, get another 2/3 years out of him playing regularly there’s nothing to say we won’t get £20 million +.

    We just have to focus on tieing him down to a long term contract first!

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    FFS, stop feeding the media with this needless speculation – all it does is fill the lad’s agent with daft ideas and more to the point, will go some way to turning his head!

    Stop it Ed, please

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Its a wind up! Arrons has only played 3 games and already he’s being sold!

  • Graeme

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Isnt it a crying shame that all the talk on Rolando is who is allegedly interested in him and how much we can profit by it?

    We should be looking at keeping these young players and building a future team around them – letting them dream of winning Cups for NUFC, their “Home” club.

    This is the ever creeping “No Ambition” instigated by FCB in his relentless pursuit of the God Dollar, abley assisted by P45DUE, constantly stating that we can’t compete with the “BIG” clubs – like Sheffield, Southampton, Leicester etc.

    Whatever happened to dreaming the dream??

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #5

    10/20 Million, for a rookie with minimum premier league experience. Priceless!

  • toonincheek

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully Aarons can be made to understaqnd that the Academy is not a charity.
    It needs to bring on young players for a future in the game.
    Many leave for free, or a very small fee, but they have gained from the experience and have a future in the game, albeit at a lower level.

    Then, occasionally, we get a PL player who makes the 1st team, or maybe even a star to sell to a major club.
    Thats how the Academy works, so hopefully Aarons will play ball and sign a contract, rather than walking for free.

  • theleckworthbird

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    ED I take exception to your phrase ” he could have quickly become too good for Newcastle, ”
    Why should any player be TOO GOOD for Newcastle?

  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Mag92 – what I meant was if he continues in the same vein of form for the remainder of the season then perhaps we’d get £10 million but no more whereas if he continues his upward growth curve and development over the next 2/3 year then it looks like we could potentially have a £20 million + player… It just makes no sense for Ashley to sell him in the summer.

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #9

    This speculation regarding Aaron’s moving on to one of the media darlings is led by Southern based press. What I can’t understand is that has been picked up by our own local blogs and further promoted which can only lead to unrest for the youngster where none might have existed before. As for this article – just tell me any player who has been sold who hadn’t caused big waves in order to achieve a move. And that includes Carroll who was eventually sold after Ashley had originally turned down the huge fee. Carroll still insisted he wanted to grasp the opportunity having been seduced by the fee and promises and so was sold when the fee was agreed to be paid in one upfront payment. We should get used to the idea that every player has a price – not just at Newcastle, just ask ‘Pool, Man U, Arsenal and the rest. But unsettling a young player by rehashing these stories is not in the best interests of NUFC …… surely.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Arent we supposed to be bringing these young lads through for the benefit of our club.

    Why the moment some one starts coming good, they’re out the door!!

    It’s like a battery farm, Feed em up and ship em out. We never gonna get anywhere like this

  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #11



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