Newcastle are running out of time to offload fringe players as Friday’s domestic transfer deadline fast approaches. Steve Bruce will name his 25-man squad tomorrow but has a surplus of 4 players that need shifting.
It’s looking very unlikely that Newcastle will accomplish that feat entirely. As of now, it’s expected that Rolando Aarons, Christian Atsu, Achraf Lazaar, and Henri Saivet will not make the final cut. However, only Atsu and Aarons are garnering interest from other clubs.
Watford and Nottingham Forest have been in talks for Christian Atsu for a few weeks now. So we expect Newcastle to work something out for the 28-year-old.
The Mail is reporting that Huddersfield have held talks for Rolando Aarons, who hasn’t played for Newcastle since December of 2017.
Here is what Simon Jones writes in his report:
Huddersfield have also held talks with Newcastle over a deal for winger Rolando Aarons. The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and the Magpies are keen to cash in on Aarons this month rather than lose him for nothing.
This would be a good move for Rolando who spent last season on loan with Wycombe Wanderers, then in League One, and Scotland’s Motherwell.
Huddersfield haven’t gotten off to a great start in the Championship with just 4 points in their first 4 matches. They finished 18th last season after getting relegated from the Premier League the season before.
Huddersfield are reportedly about to sell striker Karlan Grant to West Brom for £15m, to be paid in installments, so should have some money to get a deal done for Aarons. However, with his contract running out next season, Newcastle likely won’t get much for the 24-year-old.