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Rolando Aarons explains his decision

2 years ago

In the summer, Rolando Aarons played in all five pre-season friendlies.

In fact, only seven players got more than the 227 minutes the winger got.

The pre-season friendly minutes being 347 Lascelles, 342 Hayden, 330 Shelvey, 292 Manquillo, 289 Schar, 283 Fernandez, 238 Muto, 227 Aarons, 222 Longstaff (S), 186 Colback, 184 Murphy.

As you can see, Jack Colback and  Jacob Murpy were also in there, yet neither they or Rolando Aarons are in Newcastle’s 25 man Premier League squad.

On 2 September most of the remaining options closed in terms of transfer windows and Rolando Aarons chose Wycombe Wanderers over a move abroad.

A 96th minute sub on Saturday as Wycombe won 3-1 against Lincoln and went top of League One, hopefully he can soon get regular first team football.

Aarons is probably one of the victims of a farcical Newcastle summer.

Leaving it until the final week of the Premier League transfer window to make four of the five signings.

The knock-on effect being that Rolando Aarons missed out on a Championship move as their window ended the same day as the Premier League.

Rolando Aarons talking to official Wycombe Wanderers site:

“The situation I found myself in…

“It wasn’t difficult to make this decision.

“It was either to stay in England ,to stay in the public eye, or go abroad.

“After a few days I decided it would probably be better for me to stay in England.

“I spoke to the [Wycombe] manager [Gareth Ainsworth] and he was very convincing and told me exactly what he expected and how the team plays, and I thought it made sense and was the right decision.

“I feel there’s been quite a buzz about the place with the boys doing so well in the league and there’s been a positive atmosphere, so I’m enjoying it at the minute.”


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