Rolando Aarons has had lots of injury problems over the last two years and that has prevented the lad from developing because in those two years he’s played only 17 times for the side with three goals, including a terrific goal in the final game of the season – the 5-1 hammering of Tottenham at St. James’ Park.
Rolando’s contract runs out at the end of this month, but the club has picked up the one year option on it so his current contract has just one year to run.
Rolando Aarons scored brilliant goal against Spurs
Rolando was superb in the 2014 pre-season when he looked terrific out on the left wing, but injuries have curtailed his appearances.
Injuries are a big problem at Newcastle, but Rafa did give a two year extension to Kevin Mbabu, who has also been out with injury a lot in the three and a half years he’s been at the club.
We know Rolando has been good in training because Rafa had him on the bench a few times and he puts players on the bench who have impressed in that week’s training.
His late appearance against Tottenham when he looked on fire and scored one and made one will have done him no damage at all.
After scoring a brilliant goal, within a minute he had ran almost the length of the field in a quick breakaway to brilliantly set up Daryl Janmaat for our 5th goal of the game.
Rafa will introduce new procedures during the pre-season in an attempt to cut down on all the injuries the Newcastle players keep picking up – so we hope Rolando can stay fit.
If he can, then he has a great chance to show his skills and earn a long term deal at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez.
That’s what he will be hoping for next season.