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Newcastle Youngster Willing To Negotiate New Deal

8:29 am, Sunday, September 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

The Chronicle is reporting today that Rolando Aarons wants to commit to Newcastle United, and may be willing to sign a new contract soon, but that’s as far as it goes.

The report suggests that because of Rolando’s excellent form in pre-season last year, his agents were pushing for a big deal for one who was still only 18 at the time, and Newcastle were not willing to do that for a player who was still untested.

At the time he had played only a handful of games for the first team.

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Rolando Aarons in action at Swansea in August

Last season his agents pulled out of the negotiations, but his contract at Newcastle will now run out next summer, when he would become a free agent, but Newcastle would still get some compensation for him because he is under 24.

As it turned out last season, he played only six times for Newcastle with two goals after picking up a hamstring injury in early September and that dogged him the whole season, as he kept breaking down when he tried to come back in training.

We’ve seen a change with Rolando in his interviews this season, and he seems very keen to be a success at Newcastle.

And with Steve McClaren having an excellent record in how he brings youngsters through to the first team,  Rolando seems willing to be introduced rather more slowly this season into first team action.

With the signing of Gini Wijnaldum and Florian Thauvin there is also some greater competition for Aarons.

Some of the big clubs are still keeping tracks on the youngster who turns 20 in November, and they are said to include Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Aarons and his agents are said to be ready to start up talks again and Newcastle are also ready to open negotiations and the feeling is that a deal could be reached fairly quickly this time around.

It would be very good if Newcastle can sign the youngster to a new long term deal, and maybe even this season he could be sent out loan for a spell.

Although from what we have seen of the teenager in pre-season, he’s ready to make a contribution to the first team immediately.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hibbit // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    i see the turd from pennywell is about early this morning dishing out his condescending krap WUM

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Personally I think any manager should have final say on whether he want a player! Not necessarily decide who he wants but at least who he doesn’t want!

    But then again a club should have a business model and hire personal that fits that blueprint.

    What’s our business model and does the managers we hire fit into that blueprint?

    Swansea is the club to watch no doubt and so are SOTON and Arsenal. They don’t have everything right if you ask me but it’s the closest you would get in the PL I think.

    The continental model is not without flaws either. Too much empathize on the DoF and board of directors.

  • 3 SUTTY1978 // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    As i’ve said before Jib sees any comment against McClaren as a green light to attack, in this case it’s just that Carr holds all the aces in transfers and chooses who we buy. All the players we bought are because Carr wants them.
    McClaren only gets to decide on keeping existing players, hence the Colo contract, that’s on him.

    Jib – are you McClaren’s brother or something? The guy is basically a second rate manager brought in on the cheap much like his predecessors but you hail him as a Midas with a masterplan, mental.

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    hibbit…the clown pennywise is nothing but a nuisance!

    …he should be ridiculed and then ignored 😉 lol

  • 5 Ian Toon // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    hibbit- Try judging posts on merit . Play the ball and not the man.

    I fundamentally agreed with:

    September 13, 2015
    Good article that.

    Unfortunately he suffers from that basic journalistic flaw of having to close it with a flourish and tries to give us a dramatic final paragraph which misses several salient points.

    He doesn’t mention the closeness of the Carr/SM relationship which goes back years.

    You can clearly see McClarens input into some of the signings this Summer.

    He evokes a doomsday scenario because we have only scored 2 goals and yet to win a game
    It’s the middle of September!
    Stoke the scum and Spurs have yet to win a game
    Soton Watford West Brom Villa B’mouth and Chelsea have all just won one game

    It really is very early for doom and gloom.

    Norwich are above Liverpool will they be in May ?

    One other point.

    Because we look for bargains and occasionally some flop on the football front (that happens at all clubs btw) it doesn’t mean we flop on the financial front – we will pretty much get our money back on Remy Cabella for example.

    Me now : Adidas.

  • 6 sing in the corner // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Watching MOTD back…

    The Pellegrini / Pardew touchline incident was interesting. Nobody seems to have slaughtered sagely senior Manuel for some reason. Yes Pardew trespassed into the City so called ‘technical area’ when a City player scythed down a Palace one right on the touchline..
    But if the roles had been reversed and Pardew had man handled Pellegrini,scowling and growling then persued him back up the touch line being, held back – he’d be looking at the death penalty. The old ****. 🙂

    Disclaimer: no I don’t love Pardew or wish he was back at NUFC….etc etc etc

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    sing in the…are you sure 😉

  • 8 sing in the corner // Sep 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    About what Jesper?

  • 9 Jib // Sep 13, 2015 at 9:07 AM


    You are a half decent debater but your tendency to exaggerate and put words into peoples mouths that they never said debases your points.

    I never said McClaren had the Midas touch
    I don’t believe he has the Midas touch.
    He is however probably the best manager we have had since SBR and you can see their is a coaching and administrative infrastructure being built up that is going to be in place for a few years.
    McClaren is 54 and wealthy he probably wants to retire by 60 after he has won a few things , with Ian Cathro who by then will be well and truly black and white , ready to step up and take the reins

  • 10 hibbit // Sep 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    ian not sure what you mean ? ………..but there’s no denying the turd from pennywell is a condescending WUM

  • 11 BandB // Sep 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM


    That self-typed name and date box that makes up the third paragraph of your post is a style I’ve never seen anyone else use for a repost.
    Apart from Sack Llambias last night, in a post that referred to you.
    Very odd that.

  • 12 BandB // Sep 13, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    A normal copy and paste, as done by everyone else, looks like this

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    hibbit…the clown pennywise is nothing but a nuisance!

    …he should be ridiculed and then ignored ? lol

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