Steve McClaren has made 19 year-old Rolando Aarons available for a temporary loan spell, and that is a little surprising given that Newcastle are struggling to score goals and struggling to create chances.
Rolando showed a year ago he could both score goals and make goals for Newcastle, so allowing him to leave on loan seems a strange decision from the under pressure Newcastle head coach.
Rolando Aarons – not ready for Newcastle first team?
The Mirror is reporting that McClaren is happy to allow the Caribbean born player to go out, but only for a short-term loan.
It was noticeable that Rolando wasn’t in the squad of 18 on Wednesday night, but it seems he had a knock.
And that fourth defeat in a row and disappointing performance by Newcastle against the Owls makes it even more strange that McClaren doesn’t seem to think Aarons can do a job for Newcastle right now.
Of course we do have other players who are senior to Aarons who should be playing a lot better than they are at the moment and they include players like Thauvin, Obertan, Sissoko, Wijnaldum and de Jong.
So maybe the head coach believes he can get these more experienced players to come through for Newcastle in the near term.
If McClaren is going to give these more experienced players their chance, then it makes some sense to ensure Rolando gets first team games somewhere else.
Rolando needs them to progress and if and when he does go out on loan we expect a number of Championship clubs to come after him.
We also expect him to do very well on loan.
Rolando has played only 8 times for Newcastle with 2 goals but his contract runs out next summer, so we hope Newcastle can sign this youngster to a long-term contract very soon.
What do you think?