The future of Rolando Aarons is now under debate.

The winger is claimed to be a target for relegated West Brom as they look to bounce back into the Premier League.

The Baggies are willing to spend plenty cash to try and get an instant return with over £41m in parachute payments to come this season.

They were chasing Bobby Reid but now the Bristol City winger is set to join Cardiff City in the Premier League for £10m.

Reports from the West Midlands claiming that Rolando Aarons is seen as a viable alternative.

The Newcastle wideman has some ability but for me, he has built a reputation with some Newcastle fans based on next to nothing.

Bottom line is that he turns 23 in November and has only started five league games for Newcastle in his entire career, out in Russia there are a number of players in the England squad who are younger than him.

As for Rafa Benitez, the Chronicle have now revealed that the Newcastle manager has spoken to Rolando Aarons about his ‘work ethic and focus’ but isn’t sure it has sunk in properly.

With only 228 minutes in league matches during Rafa Benitez’ near two and a half years in charge, it is difficult to see what future Aarons has at the club.

His recent court conviction hardly helps and maybe both club and player need to part company.

He had a very poor half season at Hellas Verona, his loan spell seeing not a single goal or assist as the club were relegated.

Newspaper reports claim Rafa Benitez might want to keep Rolando Aarons until a replacement can be signed this summer but surely the reality is that the manager would be happy to offload him.

I don’t see a future for him at Newcastle and whatever cash NUFC could get for him would be a bonus, maybe a million or two if somebody is prepared to take a chance on the winger. Stick a big sell-on clause in the deal just in case he proves the likes of myself wrong.

A massive job for Rafa Benitez all round and getting rid of unwanted players who aren’t good enough, is just one strand of that.

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  • mentalman

    He’s shown glimpses of potential to be a quality player but can never manage a decent run in the team

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Attitude problem, talented lad but a waste of space.
    he has pace, power & can shoot with either foot but his career is going down the toilet

    • Peaky

      A better behaved Nile Ranger….

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Yip, better player though

    • SuperDesHamilton

      I know a coach at Newcastle and right after that Man City game he said that He’s peaked & boy was he right

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        I think he`d make the grade if he stopped messing about

        • SuperDesHamilton

          And if Beardsley wasn’t such a c*** playing players off against each other & telling them to ignore what their coaches say

  • Geordiegiants

    Undoubtedly talented, but that means nothing. If he had Mitros heart and desire he would be a world beater. Like wise if Mitro had his talent he would be world class, the two things need to Marry up. The two of them are perfect examples of needing the whole package these days. In days gone by players with either of their abilities would of shone, but these days it’s everyhing or nothing.

    • TheNutJob

      is that your Mitrovich shirt on ebay

      • Geordiegiants

        The Fulham one???

  • SuperDesHamilton

    A lad who’s built a career (if you can call it that) from one game almost 5 years ago

  • TheNutJob

    me new Ray Bans have arrived,

    • Peaky

      Make sure ya divvent sit on them and knack them….

  • Wezza

    Does anyone know how much did we got for parachute payments when we went into the Championship? Or did that go into MA’s pocket?

    • The last one shouldn’t even be a question :D

      • Wezza

        Indeed steven and now I know it was 41M we know my last question is the true!

    • mactoon

      £41 million