Rolando Aarons is finally back to fitness again and pushing for a place in Newcastle´s first team, but there are also some top European clubs circling who would like to sign him in the summer when he will become a free agent.
Newcastle cannot be accused in any way of being a well run club over the last three or four years and Rolando´s contract will run out in the summer and Newcastle haven´t managed – for whatever reason – to get Rolando committed to a new deal.
With the youngster picking up so many injuries over the last 20 months, he´s played very few times for the first team – only 10 times with two goals since the summer of 2014 – so his injury record could be a problem.
Rolando Aarons – free agent in the summer
But top clubs know a potentially very good player when they see one and news that Arsenal and Juventus are two of the top European clubs interested in signing Rolando this summer.
It wouldn´t be too surprising if we lose Rolando in the summer and it would be more evidence that Newcastle simply don´t have good enough people running it – and another sign of the ineptitude that exists at many levels.
Contract talks have been going on for a while with the 20 year-old, but no breakthroughs and Newcastle obviously know the lad´s contract runs out at the end of June.
It´s within Newcastle´s best interests to keep Rolando on Tyneside and certainly in interviews he´s given the Jamaican born youngster seems keen enough to stay at Newcastle.
So we´ll just have to wait and see what – if anything – Newcastle are doing with Rolando.
It would be good news if the club announces he has signed a new deal at Newcastle -= but we are not holding our breath.
If we do survive this season there should be a clear out of personnel and it’s not just with the playing squad.
Otherwise – always assuming we stay in the Premier League – Newcastle could spend £100M in the summer transfer market on new players and still be a bottom half club next season.
Newcastle have been dreadfully mismanaged at nearly all levels of the club over the last few years – that´s the truth – and it´s been manifesting itself over the last two seasons.