Newcastle United’s contract talks with Rolando Aarons for a new extended deal have failed.
The club’s preferred media partner The Mirror say that United couldn’t agree terms with the winger (occasional left-back) and he is destined to leave in the summer.
However, talk of claimed interest from clubs such as Arsenal, Juventus and AC Milan must surely be pie in the sky for Rolando Aarons.
He turns 21 in November and apart from a few flashes of ability he has shown next to nothing and has only started three Premier League matches, ironically those have all came in defence with the winger only getting his chance due to an injury crisis at left-back.
Comparing him to Arsenal wingers such as Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, both of these players had comfortably over 100 first team appearances behind them by the time they turned 21.
Whilst injuries have played a part, the fact that neither Steve McClaren or Alan Pardew have chosen to give him a single Premier League start in his chosen position, must surely set alarm bells ringing….no matter what you think of current and past hopeless managers.
As fans, we are all guilty of often making a lot of wishful thinking and reading far too much into the smallest glimmers of encouragement by certain players – because we want to believe they are better than they really are.
When Rolando Aarons is ever mentioned I always wonder why Bristol City were happy to release him at the age of 16, before Newcastle then took him on.
Like all Newcastle players I would love to see him come through and be a star of the future but on what we have seen so far, that is some leap of faith.
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