Rolando Aarons has said he is all ready for the 2017/2018 season back in the Premier League after the impressive young winger has had a really bad time of it with injuries.
Players get injured all the time, but Rolando has been particularly unfortunate and his five years on Tyneside has been interrupted too many times by long term injuries.
But there’s always hope in the future and after a terrible time of it with ACL injuries and other serious injuries we are hoping the Kingston Jamaica born winger can stay fit and contribute to the first team.
Rolando Aarons – irrepressible 21 year-old
There’s no doubt when this lad is fit he’s an excellent player and who better to get the best out of him and to guide him in his future development than Rafa Benitez?
Rolando has all the skills and creativity Newcastle will need this coming season in the Premier League if we are to finish somewhere in the top ten.
That would be a very good finish for the coming season as Newcastle are reinvigorated as a football club under Mr. Benitez.
Apparently Rafa has been talking to the 21 year-old and has assured him he is part of his plans for the future at Newcastle and Aarons is obviously very happy about that.
The winger played in only five games last season and in only 22 games with three goals in the last three seasons – so he will be hoping he can stay fit and get some significant playing time this season.
This is what Rolando has said in the Chronicle:
“I have been here for five years now.” “I feel like a Geordie.” “I am happy here and I just want to work hard for this club.”
“I really want to do well for Newcastle United.” “I’m looking forward to next season.”
“I am going to come back and do what I normally do, try my best, and go from there.”
“With Rafa Benitez here everybody has been more positive.” “We are more of a forward thinking club now.”
“We can only go up from here.” “The spirit in the dressing room was there for all to see after we won promotion and hopefully that can now continue.”
“It was really important for us to be promoted back to the Premier League.”
Rafa is very good with the younger players at Newcastle and he helped Aarons get through the anguish of his injuries last season.
The Chronicle is reporting Benitez sent Rolando to Italy to work with a specialist who Rafa knew when he was the Napoli manager from 2013-2015.
The specialist – Professor Mariani Villa Stuart – helped Aarons strengthen his knee – something Rafa had done earlier with the great Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne for similar treatment and Insigne recovered fully from his similar knee injury.
Rafa held Aarons back during the run-in to the Championship so he could be all ready for pre-season.
We are hoping the 21 year-old can still fulfill his enormous promise and potential at Newcastle with the help and guidance of Rafa Benitez.
We’d have an excellent player at Newcastle if that happens.