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Dubious Reports Surrounding Rolando Aarons

Newcastle are willing to give Rolando Aarons a five year improved deal to stay with the club long-term, after his excellent form this pre-season – which is not unlike how he performed for us last season before picking up some serious hamstring injuries that limited him to just six appearances for Newcastle this season.

And just like last year there are reports of some big clubs interested in signing Rolando, but they seem very dubious at best – we hope they are very dubious at best.


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Rolando Aarons in action at Bramall Lane yesterday

One such report is in the Metro today where they are saying there is an ongoing contract row continuing at Newcastle.

What contract row?

Rolando was interviewed after the game against the Portland Timbers last Tuesday night, in which he scored two brilliant goals in the second half within two minutes of each other.

And he certainly seemed to be looking forward to the coming season under Steve McClaren, who has a good reputation for bringing talented young players like Aarons through to the first team.

Arsenal are said to be the latest club linked with wanting to sign the 19 year-old Jamaica-born winger,  but Newcastle have to get Rolando signed up – and quickly too.

Newcastle’s future is as much dependent on the club signing up top young players as Olivier Kemen and Rolando Aarons, as it is on attracting good new players to the club.

We have been successful in getting Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba (soon) to Newcastle, and now we have to get our top youngsters signed up.

If Rolando did join one of the top clubs said to be after him,  he certainly wouldn’t get the first team games he will get for Newcastle next season.

Rolando will also have seen how well Ayoze Perez came on last season when he made 39 first team appearances and seven Premier League goals for Newcastle.

We are confident Newcastle can sign Rolando Aarons to a long term deal, but not sure what exactly is going on with Olivier Keen, whose agent has apparently been in talks with AC Milan.

Signing up these top youngsters is what Newcastle need to do if we are to become a top club in England again.

Here again are those two fantastic goals from Rolando at Portland.


Comments welcome.

138 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Load of rubbish.

    The lad has just got back to fitness and each time he talks he mentions knuckling down, woke hard to impress mac

    I have no doubt if in three years we are still struggling he will want away but let’s just get him playing regular football first.

    Pointless him moving yet to sit on the bench (if he is lucky) at a top four club

  • Jamseyd24

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Apparently Leeds have bid 2.5 Mil for Williamson.

  • Belfast

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah a very reliable source the metro like. Load of crap.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Call me cynical
    Metro stirring the S**t – most likely a couple of their press boys or his agent/agents are linked with clubs in some capacity and would like the kid to be playing for ‘their’ club/clubs

  • tequilamag

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Jamesy I would be amazed if Leeds have 2.5 mill.

  • catchy in norway

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #6

    reliable source = Lee Ryder, man in the know ;).

    NUFC know they have a real talent with Arons and if ARS are sniffing around the fee should be 20 million, based on how much they paid for Walcot + time, kid with promise and talent

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Wonder who these other 1 or two signings are going to be

  • tequilamag

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Catchy you said the same thing about Fergson

  • WLtoon

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Leeds must be even more desperate than us for a CB.
    2.5m bid for Williamson. Crikey lol

  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #10


    Sell Sell Sell I wld b amazzed

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s just whenever someone has a good game, scores is in the news for some football reason, the press make up a random story about someone wanting to sign them. Keen was in the news because he was captaining France U19, the magically he is going to Milan. Rolando scores a couple of decent goals and Liverpool want to sign him. It’s juSt made up crap that is regurgitated and repeated and then embellished by shit talking websites. Same as with half the rumourns about players linked with us, utter bollocks.
    More annoying when people on here get wound up by it!

  • toon kk

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Money will always talk at Newcastle so if any bid comes in at the right price for Any player they’ll be cashed in, whether it weakens the squad or not.
    Half of our squad should be released imo, penny pinching and buying players with resale the main objective has certainly taken its toll on the club.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Shirebrook, the one or two are Mbemba and Mitro. Signings are done for now, might be more if we ship people out

  • catchy in norway

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14


    what are you on about??

    all i ever said about Fergy was hes the best out of Obertan and sammy, he had the best crossing ability out of the three, thats not me saying he is a world beater.

    your one crazy dood thats love to pick fights with anyone

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Evening all, so whats new?

  • Graeme

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #16

    This is a superb article all about Mitrogoal – what a character we have got in this lad.


  • tequilamag

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Catchy, you are a bit twitchy if you consider that an invitation to a fight,

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Lets hope this is true!!!

    this is the only way to guarantee we get another top CB

    Colo: OUT
    WIllo” OUT

    TOP CB: IN

  • lesh

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Shouldn’t expect too much from Charnley for a month or two, everything’s on the back burner as he recovers from the exertions of signing Mitro, Wljndum and hopefully, Mbemba.

    It’s just a pity he couldn’t get out of the starting gate a bit earlier in the window!

    However, we should be thankful that the season starts in a couple of weeks albeit we still need a quality CB and maybe a striker. Maybe Mr C can do a little bit more before the season starts?

    I ain’t holding my breath though.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #21

    What’s happened is that somebody with a penchant for mischief making has dug out last season’s story and rehashed it as new. Aarons himself has repeatedly expressed his desire to knuckle down and impress Macca. He also needs to reassure the club he hasn’t got a glass hamstring. His potential is massive. He is already a quality player who is only going to improve. He should get a good very contract as long as the hamstring doesn’t keep recurring, based on age and potential. That contract should be regularly reviewed as his performances improve. It should also contain a ridiculously high buy out clause of anything between 70-80 million squidlies upwards. Anything less and the hawks will tempt Ashley – not something we want. If anyone matches that buyout clause, then at least we get adequately compensated and it MUST be reinvested into the squad. I put such a high one because Liverpool got 49 for Sterling and Aarons has the potential to be better. Forget the lies about contract talks failing, it’s all bullpoo.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Good very? Very good even! 🙂


    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Aaron’s has the potential to be better than Sterling who is yet to reach his potential?

  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Be just like us to sell him though.

    Hope it’s BS, but at NUFC you just never know

  • Belfast

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #25

    The Williamson story is coming from a fraud account on twitter. Although it isn’t a dead bloke this time. That’s progress !

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #26

    WWSBRD you know what i mean 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh did I mention Ashley Out! Thought not.

  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #28


    Potential is an expensive commodity these days 🙂

    The guy who has the potential to be better than Aarons is gonna be worth a bloody fortune 🙂


    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Maybe I do haha

    Aaron’s does remind me of Sterling at times but equally I have concerns over Aaron’s he has a lot to prove, could be good could disappear so am not getting too over the top about him

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Just to be sure: Sterling has the potential to be a great player. Imo, Aarons has greater potential than Sterling. 😉

  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #31


    You never know, maybe twitter will actually give us a story with some truth in it one day

  • JamesToon

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #32


    I think its way too early to start making judgements that aarons will be better than sterling.

    However this kid i think will soon have a sell on value of up to £25-35mil


    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha heavens above ur right! BUY ALL THE CHILDREN NOW, 40k contracts all round?

  • Belfast

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Nah the bloke didn’t tweet anything for 9 months. He even skipped the January transfer window. He must be a summer Itk.

  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Let’s be honest. Aarons has done zero compared to Sterling, a player who has been tested at the highest level for a few seasons now.

    Aarons has had nothing but bit part roles with an average side around him, yes he looks decent but until he’s a regular and tested every week after opposition players have figured him out we have no idea how good he is or how good he can go on to be

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #38

    WWSBRD. Thank you for your understanding lol. When you consider the minute amount of 1st team football he’s had, his potential is scary. As a fan who enjoys watching the academy and U21’s, I was raving about four players with oodles of potential. Arma, Aarons, Kemen and Roberts. Strangely, the one I thought might struggle out of all of them was Kemen – the one attracting all the attention. He’s a very good footballer, but his first touch failed to improve over the two years, bearing a canny resemblance to a brick wall. He seriously needs to improve that and that was what, imo, was holding him back. Plenty time to improve that though.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Jamseyd24…is that 2.5 mil. rupiah?

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Cyberspace can be the last refuge of the nobody who desperately wants to be somebody…

    coming from jib/jeff/jane… this is richer than ashleys lies and wallet…


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