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Greek Super League Club Hoping To Get Newcastle Winger On Loan

Greek outlet SDNA are reporting that Greek club Panathinaikos are still very interested in bringing Rolando Aarons in on loan.

In June, the same outlet reported of the club’s interest in Aarons. It appears that Panathinaikos have been tracking Aarons for some time.

Panathinaikos, who finished 8th in the Greek Superleague last year, has former Newcastle defender Nikos Dabizas as their technical director.

Dabizas made 158 appearances for Newcastle from 1998-2003 and has been given a new hope in getting Aarons to Greece.

They reportedly assumed that with the arrival of Steve Bruce to Newcastle and Rolando Aarons having played such a big role in pre-season, that he would have been part of the 25-man squad for this season.

However, it was revealed on Friday that Aarons has been left out of the squad and must now find a loan deal abroad.

Rolando Aarons– no room in 25-man squad

The report claims that Aarons was told by Bruce on Tuesday that he would not be in the squad for this season. This news was first reported by Keith Downie with Sky Sports the following day.

At that time, it was reported that both Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan were in for Aarons. Aarons had spent the second half of last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday where Steve Bruce was his manager.

However, those deals never materialized and now Aarons will have to find a place to play this upcoming season. He has twice had loan spells outside of England, spending the first half of last season at Czech club Slovan Liberec making 13 appearances. In 2017, he joined Serie A side Hellas Verona for the second half of that season. He made 11 appearances in Italy under former Newcastle assistant coach Fabio Pecchia.

The issue with Panathinaikos bringing Aarons in is that they can only afford a fraction of his wages. So Newcastle will most likely wait to see if a better option arises for Rolando.

The Greek Super League transfer window is open until August 31st.

195 comments so far

  • davo

    Aug 11, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #161

    Jib, I think he left because of 3 years of lies and deceit,all while having a disgraceful amount of transfer funds and the owners refusal to give him a competitive wage budget.
    Oh yeah,and the lack of investment in infrastructure.

  • giimps

    Aug 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #162

    So, i dont get this RAFA went for the money lark, the timeline is off by about 2 months, for one, the club knew he was in the last few months of his contract, Rafa was asking (since he started at the club) for a greater say on recruitment, for improvements to the infrastructure and scouting network and for the final say on transfers…….none of which were given, even after a promotion and 2 premier league survivals on a player profit over he time he was here the club refused to give an inch.
    The last few weeks were supposed to be discussing the changes he wanted, he again got nothing, the last week of his contract we hear nothing from the club in all this time until it gets leaked about an offer to Rafa from China, the club then issue a statement saying Rafa is leaving because the BZG group did not want him , this week Charmless comes out and says (just before the start of the season) we couldnt match Rafas wages in China and thats why he left………il just let that sink in……they are liars, they are complicit in subterfuge and have been found out on another lie……..and all the apologists on here should be ashamed ……..

  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Aug 11, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #163

    Lochinvar @155 couldn’t agree more! The decisions in the Man City game, although correct, are not what the game is about. Now that we can measure so accurately would it not make sense to go back to the original law I.e. clear of the last defender? Give the advantage back to the attacking team? Having only the point of a shoulder offside is never going to be offside in my view.

  • Genjikai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #164

    Bam bams hop on me back ilk carry you all the way?

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #165

    300 minutes to ko, 180 minutes to protest march start.

    I wish you all every success.

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #166

    Charnley, #bullshiter #Ashleybuttholekisser.
    If you knew Rafa was leaving in May like it has been proven then why wait so long to look for a manager and players?

    Once again Charmless talking absolute bullshit!!

  • Genjikai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #167

    Hope for a swift recovery bam bams. I had a theory who you were but that bit of knowledge has knock that suspicion on its head

  • Trent1211

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #168

    If you’re going today you should be ashamed. Selfish. Short-termism. All of this ‘I respect your right to go’ is bullshit. The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is good men do nothing.

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #169

    Please help St.James, boycott, pray, do your own special to get freedom. #cursedclub #fcsportsdirect

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #170

    Gimps please provide me with a link to the club statement saying BZG didn’t want Rafa. You won’t be able to as it’s complete lies as is most of the post.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #171

    You are so out of touch it’s laughable. You say Rafa failed to keep us in the Premier League when he thought he could succeed! That’s true but he also stayed when he had a get out clause, and brought us back as champions on a shoestring budget. Then he established us in the PL ready for a real push at the top eight only to find Ashley didn’t share his ambition! So he honoured his contract and moved on leaving the team in good shape for his successor. Unfortunately Ashley has dropped his sights yet again and settled for mediocrity; unfortunately the PL standard has raised and I fear SB will not be up to this challenge and we will be relegated.
    Today we will see just how difficult it will be; and just how good was Rafa ! Pass that msg on to whoever is pulling your strings!

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #172

    Where is TV money? Toon 22 – 0 Gunners

  • Goofy

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #173

    .If Arsenal score early then that’s it, the boo boys will start, Ashley out, Brucie’s a Cabbage heed, Sh1t sirect etc, i’ll feel for the players at that point.

    If we win today that’ll mean our players are a tough lot. To power through all that’s going on at the club will take a lot of focus and determination.

    Looking at the promoted teams yesterday and doubt there will any so called easy games this season. Villa looked good until the last 15 mins, McGinn really stood out, 2 mil what a steal. Norwich stood there ground and even tried attacking Liverpool at Anfield. Gonna be a tough season, nobody knows how it’ll end, Brighton beat Watford at watford pretty sure that was a coupon buster

  • Goofy

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #174

    If we win today that’ll mean our players are a tough lot. To power through all that’s going on at the club will take a lot of focus and determination.

    Gonna be a tough season, no so called easy games, Brighton beating Watford was probably a coupon buster

  • Goofy

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #175

    Oops. Post disappeared so i condensed it

  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #176

    us to win 2-1 …

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #177

    Rude awakening today!

  • Shot Bru

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #178

    Gunners will be too good for our mob today, all depends on how the crowd reacts if we lose by a few.

    Will also be interesting to see the reaction of the players if we are getting a footballing lesson.

    I don’t expect anything less than a defeat today..poor preparation in pre season, unknown quantity signings and another Steve from a different era in charge.

    This season will unravel very quickly.

  • hibbit

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #179

    Goofy i thought it was the boo boys that were boycotting and only the genuine fans like Jib that are attending this afternoon ??????

  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #180

    2-1 to us …

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #181

    So the Joelinton transfer was delayed by Rafa not giving his final say!
    Well considering he had one of the best centre forwards in the league in Rondon, and could sign him go 16.5 million it’s not surprising. He would then have another 20 million for investment. Rondon would have given 2 years but no sell on value; Joelinton is unknown but if successful he’s gone in 2 years for a profit! It’s a no brainer. But he is a gamble!

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #182

    Good luck today to all the boycotters,can’t make it today,i went to the 1st Spurs one,i will be at one in the future.

    Here’s a song that sums our feelings up in a nutshell.



  • Bambams

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #183


    Mate appreciate the offer, but if you carry me you will need knee operations ! 17 clems

    Haha, cheers again.

    I have a feeling we will do the Gunners 3-1

    New season, new frontline ….Just wish we had a new owner

  • hibbit

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #184

    surely there wont be any booing in the ground today , as its only the support the team not the regime fans that are attending today’s game, no matter what the outcome they’ll be supporting the team and obviously wont be doing anything that could possibly upset them ??????

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #185

    Matchday at last , hoping we can stuff arsenal and the new boys gel , going to be a great atmosphere in the bars around the toon.

    The boycott of season tickets has already had an effect – unlikely Ashley would have splashed the cash if 10,000 season tickets weren’t sitting unsold.

    Not sure why people are saying boycott will affect players and atmosphere as the boycotters won’t be in the ground.
    Only people going to the match are responsible for the atmosphere so if you are going and giving Ashley your money then enjoy it.

    6 of us including 3 ex season ticket holders will be watching and supporting the lads in the bar.

    #boycottarsenal #hwtl

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #186


    I am not surprised that the people that you communicate with agree with opinion, that is the advantage of talking to yourself.

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #187

    Rafa’s gone , the happy clappers think Bruce will do a better job – guess we’ll find out if he can get us top nine then given that he’s had a ton of cash to spend which is something Rafa never had

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #188

    2-2 , would take that for sure. This is going to be a hard league , much worse than the last few

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #189

    Jib is the blogs Walter Mitty – pure fantasist who lives in his own little world

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #190

    Right, see you all after the match – 2-0 toon

  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #191

    Bruce has no excuses today, he inherited a squad that finished strong last season, no Rondon or Perez, but we should still have enough to see off Arsenal who will be weak at the back today. 4 1 score.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #192

    Lets bash the manager by raising expectations unfairly. Ya, 4-1 toon or he’s useless. Arsenal, tsk. Give the man a chance I say and lets see what he can do.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 11, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #193

    “In an extensive interview with the club’s programme for the Arsenal game, Charnley said…”

    Grilled by the sports media’s most fearless reporters no doubt.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 11, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #194

    Does anyone else keep getting this congratulations pop up which takes you to another page that you can’t stop? If Ed or Neil have allowed this on the blog for cash generation it’s a disgrace.

  • Goofy

    Aug 11, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #195

    Pretty sure there’ll still be quite a few wanting to be at the game and still voice their hatred towards the Fat one.

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