Newcastle Offered Aarons In Part Exchange For Austin On Tuesday

The Mirror is reporting on Sunday that Newcastle carried through on their summer-long plan to try to sign Charlie Austin of QPR late in the transfer window, and the report is that we lodged a £10M bid to try to lure QPR into selling their striker for less than £15M on deadline day.

The report is that we offered Rolando Aarons in exchange for Austin plus some money – the package being worth £10M in total.

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Rolando Aarons in action at Sheffield United

But that will not please a number of Newcastle fans, that the club seems to think so little of the 19 year winger, who has looked great when he has played for Newcastle in pre-season.

We had hoped Rolando would come through this season, after having an injury hit season last term with hamstring problems.

If this report is true, then this tells us that Newcastle don’t rate Rolando too highly, but that they still want Austin, and we could definitely now be going after him in January.

At the same time, we know that QPR are trying hard to get Charlie to sign a new deal at the London club, so he will not be available as a free agent next summer, and presumably for a much reduced fee in January,  when clubs are allowed to talk to him.

Rolando Aarons has just one year left on his contract at Newcastle, and we were hoping that Newcastle would soon sign him to a long term deal – but that may not happen if this report is true.

The other way of looking at this, is that Rolando will not sign a new deal at Newcastle, so the club are trying to unload him now before he becomes free agent next summer.

Newcastle would still get compensation for the youngster however, since he is under 24.

We don’t think Austin is worth it, if it means we lose Rolando in a swap deal, plus giving some money to QPR.

Wonder what Rolando thinks of all this?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Contract negotiation issues with his contract running down? You get the feeling Aarons doesn’t really want to re sign.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #2

    At last news on Charlie Austin, it was only a matter of time.

    Ha ha ha

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #3

    I think the club should actually tell us what is going on with Aarons ? Its getting ridiculous now

    Why has he not signed a deal ? Ability ?Injuries?Or has he had his head turned?

    Maybe Mclaren doesn’t rate him as highly as we seem to?

    I think it will probably be a combination of things would not surprise me if club and player are miles apart in what they want to get for wages as on the clubs side we have been stung before giving young players decent contracts before they have actually done anything in the game

  • Belfast

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Jimmy would you sign if Obertan was ahead of you in the pecking order? I wouldn’t lol

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Might also go some way to also understand the mystery of Obertan being preferred to him. Why blood and bring on a young player, handing him experience, making him premiership quality , only to see him walk away, once he truly warranted his place. Maybe.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #6


    That’s exactly what I thought aswell initially. Does Rolando want away? I don’t think he would of been happy going to QPR though. If it’s untrue, I can’t see the club being best pleased about there prefered media partner writing such dross.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #7

    fool – clearly a reference to a classic 1968 song is way over your head- lyrics slightly changed of course. made famous by the film easy rider. check it out – the pusher by stepphenwolf. still performed by the original singer john kay today.
    has to be played correctly with a capo on the third fret of course.
    at that i’m hitting the hay.

  • jayphoto

    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Looks a prospect to me! Seems to have worked hard and inproved alot! My guess is its either down to contract reasons or concerns about his medical make up and hes going to be susceptible to injury in his career.
    MclClaren, Cathro n simpson will obviously have seen far more than any of us though! I trust their judgement to be honest in team selection! Remember hearing McClaren say Aarons had to learn the defensive side of the game more a while back

  • Tsunki

    Sep 6, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!

  • banjax

    Sep 6, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #10

    QPR are risking that Austin will sign a new contract and that they will be in the Premiership next season. Monster gamble. QPR are already up to their neck in debt so what can they sensibly offer Austin in wages to match his expectations. Everything boils down to money and prestige when it comes to football and Austin is waiting for his payday in May 2016.

  • lesh

    Sep 6, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s either the Mirror or Aaron’s agent who’s whipped up this mischievous story.

    Maybe the lad really does want off and responding to noises from other clubs?

  • lesh

    Sep 6, 2015 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Having thought about it, could the reality be that the Club offered £10m plus Aarons going on loan for a season?

    Surely that makes more sense than the way the Mirror’s built the story.

  • toonlad9

    Sep 6, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #13

    We are forgetting that this is the same newspaper that twice in June stated we had ‘signed’ Austin. I would trust the daily mail more than those idiots

  • dannitoon

    Sep 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Get ya facts correct… QPR offered toon Austin and wanted aarons in exchange.. it was the toon who turned it down….


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