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Rolando Aarons compared with Jadon Sancho

1 year ago

For the first and no doubt last time, Rolando Aarons has been compared with Jadon Sancho.

One is 18 years old, as played three times for England, as well as making 40 Bundesliga and Champions League appearances for Borussia Dortmund, helping them to be currently top of the league and into the last 16 of the CL.

The other one turns 24 this year, struggled to get a game at times on loan in both the weak Czech Republic league and for the team that finished rock bottom of Serie A, not managing a league goal or assist for either.

The Sheffield Star though has been talking about Aarons’ trips overseas as though they have some kind of connection with the brilliant form Jadon Sancho is showing for the German club and the senior England team.

Since Newcastle United handed Rolando Aarons a ridiculously long five year deal and still has almost two and a half years of that to go, he has done absolutely nothing to suggest he deserved it. The only two league starts Rafa Benitez has given him these past three years, the winger was subbed in both of them, one of them at half-time.

I’m sorry, but when you hear him speak or what he says below, you would think Rolando Aarons had achieved a lot in his career so far, not somebody who is wasting everybody’s time.

The Sheffield Star:

‘Whatever it says about the state of the English game, young home grown players are increasingly looking for moves to Europe as the next step in their development. Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson are two of the current crop of young British talents hailed for their courage in packing in their Premier League hopes – at least for the time being – and moving to the continent to prove their worth.

But it’s a road already travelled for Sheffield Wednesday’s Rolando Aarons, who has two loan spells abroad at Italian outfit Hellas Verona and Czech top flight side FC Slovan Liberec on his footballing CV in the last year.’

Rolando Aarons speaking to the Sheffield Star:

“Ideally, I wanted to stay in England. I have been away for about a year.

“Wednesday were the club that acted quickly and it felt right to come here.

“It was very, very difficult to adapt to a different culture and language.

“It was snowing from like November [in the Czech Republic].

“It was not as bad as what I thought it was going to be.

“I’m not being disrespectful but I didn’t know much about the league before.

“I was there for three months. It was a good experience.

“When you are in England, you are in a comfort zone. When you go abroad, you don’t know anyone.

“You are trying to learn the language and the way people play.

“You can’t really communicate with someone and you have to find other ways of doing that. 

“”It was difficult on the pitch where I couldn’t really communicate and give commands that I can in England to players and stuff. But after a while it was alright and they started to learn my game and I started to learn how the team played.

“It was difficult but I believe everything I have gone through is for a reason and it has made me a stronger character. I’m here and ready.

“It’s a very important loan. I look at every game the same. I want to do my best. I want to make assists, take players on and score goals. 

“I look at every game as important and being here at Sheffield Wednesday is an opportunity to show everyone in England what I can do.”


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