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Yet Another Promising Young Player Fails To Make The Grade

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.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    4 goals in 27 is decent, especially when he usually only gets a few minutes near the end. His goals per 90 minutes must be high. I’d like to see him loaned to the Championship. If he does Ok we could get a few million.

  • Jib

    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    The next Mike Williamson
    I’d like to see him loaned to the Championship.


    He’s only 22 ffs

  • barkel

    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Agreed, still a promising player just needs a good run of injury free games. I think he needs to go to an attacking team where he can use his pace

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Willo, he’s a decent player. I was at the Forest game in the League Cup and he had a decent match, looked our most likely threat and scored a good goal. He’s not had the opportunities to shine he maybe could have, but we all know that skill is just one element of a Rafa-type player. If his attitude and work rate don’t match then he’ll be down the road.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Agree Rob. Ideally I don’t want to lose speedy counter attacking players as they suit Rafa. Still young.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Munster, yep agreed – but quick question:

    Aarons or Kenedy?

    If the latter is the calibre of who we’re after and if Aarons is not likely to make that grade, is it worth persisting with him?

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 7, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Get rid of him he’s no where near good enough!


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