There’s news in the Chronicle today that Rolando Aarons could be fit for the Sunderland derby a week tomorrow at the Stadium of Light, and that contract negotiations will be held in abeyance until the summer.
Rolando Aarons in action this season
That seems to make a lot of sense, because for one thing Rolando has only played five times for the first team this season, and he’s also been injured most of the season, so before he gets any long term deal at Newcastle, he has to prove he’s fit and show the same excellent form he showed in pre-season.
We have to admit to being just a little worried about all the hamstring problems that have kept him on the sidelines for so long this season, and the home game against Liverpool on November 1st is the last time he played for Newcastle – so he’s been out five months since then.
Rolando came on after 27 minutes for the injured Gabby Obertan, but Gabby is back fit and playing again for Newcastle.
Rolando still has one year left on his contract, so there’s little chance he will leave this summer, because he will have to prove his fitness and form before any new contract is agreed for Rolando to remain long term at Newcastle.
And that’s also true for any clubs interested in him thus summer.
Certainly Aarons is an exciting young talent, and we just hope he can return to the great form he showed in pre-season and early season, and then we can sign him up to a good long term deal in the summer.
That’s the hope.
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