Things are going from bad to worse for Rolando Aarons.
Rafa Benitez had made clear the winger has no future at Newcastle, even leaving him out of the official 25 man Premier League squad .
In Rafa’s two and a half years at St James Park he has only given Rolando Aarons two league starts and subbed him both times.
Sent out on loan last season, the winger had a disastrous time at Hellas Verona, the club relegated and Aarons not scoring a single goal or getting any assists.
After rumours of being sent out to a Bulgarian club, the player found himself sent out to the equally low standard of Czech Republic domestic football.
His first three starts brought poor performances and each time Rolando Aarons was subbed.
Aarons was then dropped and hasn’t started a league in the past month.
Instead he has only had 42 minutes off the bench including contributing nothing when coming on yesterday in a 1-0 home defeat to Slavia Praha.
Rolando Aarons turns 23 in three weeks time and in reality has done nothing to justify the hype he attracted from some Newcastle fans and certainly nowhere near enough to have been given the ridiculous five year contract he was awarded in 2016.
Newcastle fans are looking for some inspiration but there looks no chance of that coming from Aarons when he can’t even get a game in the Czech Republic.
His loan deal is only a half year one and no doubt Slovan Liberec will be sending him back in January.
Rolando Aarons appears to completely lack the desire to make it as a player, even when taking injuries into account.
A shame that Dwight Gayle’s loan at West Brom wasn’t only a half season one, not the complete answer but far better than what we will ever get from Joselu and Perez.
The Mag – 7 September 2018:
Rolando Aarons has at last found a new club.
The winger completely sidelined by Rafa Benitez, having not been given a place in his Premier League squad.
Options were running out and Aarons has ended up in the Czech Republic.
This is one of the few countries where the transfer window was still open.
Rolando Aarons joining Martin Dubravka’s old club, Slovan Liberec, for six months.
The keeper left there in summer 2017 before joining Sparta Prague and then Newcastle.
Tuesday had seen claims (see below) that the player could end up in Bulgaria but that proved not to be the case.
Official Newcastle United announcement:
Rolando Aarons has joined FC Slovan Liberec on loan.
The winger has completed a six-month switch to the Modrobílí, who are currently eighth in the Czech top flight.
Aarons, 22, made his Magpies debut against Manchester City on the opening day of the 2014/15 season, and has made 27 appearances for the club, scoring four times.
The former England under-20 international was loaned to Italian side Hellas Verona for the second half of last season, and made 11 Serie A appearances.
The Mag – 4 September 2018:
Rolando Aarons wasn’t given a squad number when Rafa Benitez handed them out before the opening Premier League match.
The winger given only 77 minutes in the Championship season by the Newcastle boss, then a paltry 137 minutes last time in the Championship.
A disastrous loan spell followed in Italy earlier this year, the winger making 11 Serie A appearances but not getting a single goal or assist as Hellas Verona were relegated.
When the official 25 man NUFC Premier League squad was announced on Monday, Rolando Aarons was the notable absentee.