It should not come as a surprise that Rolando Aarons may not have a future at Newcastle United under Rafa Benitez.
Aarons was on loan at Hellas Verona since January, but he did not impress and appeared only 10 times for the Italian club who were relegated back to Serie B.
The Shields Gazette is reporting today that Rolando will have to fight this preseason to impress manager Rafa Benitez if he is to have any future at the club.
He joined Newcastle back in 2012 from Bristol City, but the likelihood is he will be sold as part of the massive clearout Rafa and Lee Charnley will carry out this summer.
Rolando Aarons – has failed to make the grade
Aarons is not in the plans of manager Rafa Benitez, and he will bring one more winger into the club this summer.
And we already have Ritchie, Murphy, and Atsu fighting it out for two first-team positions.
Aarons burst onto the scene four years ago with some great performances on the left wing but he has suffered many injuries since then, and that’s one of the things that has curtailed his development.
And the result is he has only played 27 times these last four years for Newcastle with four goals.
Unfortunately, Aarons looks like yet another Newcastle youngster who has failed to come through and reach his potential.
He turns 23 in November, and it’s make or break time for the Jamaican.
It’s an area Rafa will concentrate on in the future, and his goal is to have one new youngster become a first team player each year.