Rolando Aarons has been picked as one of five ‘Premier League Wonderkids’ to follow.
Along with the likes of Liverpool’s exciting youngster Jordon Ibe, the Newcastle winger has been picked by the Sky Sports Fantasy Football scout as a potential star this coming season.
This is what they had to say about him:
Newcastle fans have been made to wait to see their brightest prospect make the breakthrough, with injuries all but wiping out his 2014/15 campaign.
But having sacrificed his summer holiday to crank up fitness work, the 19-year-old winger has enjoyed an impressive pre-season.
With Jonas Gutierrez gone after securing the Magpies’ safety last season, Aarons can now make his mark off the left flank.
Judging from his impressive double against the Portland Timbers, when he also provided an assist, the future looks brighter for Newcastle, who have added a targetman in Aleksandar Mitrovic (7.3m) and a playmaker in Georginio Wijnaldum (£7m) to their ranks this summer.
The prices quoted are for Sky’s Fantasy Football and Rolando Aaron is £5m with the other four chosen:
Jordon Ibe £5.8m
James Wilson £6.4m
Jack Butland £4.9m
Patrick Bamford £6.7m
As the Sky write-up says, Rolando Aarons is quite clearly, easily the most exciting young Newcastle player and those two excellent goals against Portland were in stark contrast to most of what we’ve seen so far from his teammates in pre season.
The first goal saw Aarons chop the ball up with his right foot and then use his left in an overhead kick to put it in the back of the net, go HERE to see it if you haven’t already.
The one big worry is that he still hasn’t committed himself long-term to the club, with only one year left on his current deal.
It would be a massive blow if Rolando Aarons goes into this season with no new contract signed. If he does agree a new deal then potentially it could prove just as important as any big name signing that arrives this summer at St James Park.