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.
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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