Newcastle United youngster Rolando Aarons has been quoted by the Chronicle website how he feels the club’s new signings this summer, will impact on him personally.
Newcastle have taken a careful and measured approach to the transfer window so far, with good deals for Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic already wrapped up.
There is plenty of time for manager Steve McClaren to bring in more new faces in the transfer market, as the Magpies look to ensure they don’t have a similar season to the last campaign where they really struggled over the second half of the season.
“It’s strange because competition somehow brings out the best in everybody and I’m no different to that,” Aarons told the Chronicle.
“Gini scored his first goal and we have a lot of offensive players so it is good to have competition.”
It’s encouraging for Newcastle that they have so many different attacking options, which will allow McClaren to switch things up during tough games.
The club struggled at times last season because of the lack of different options old boss John Carver had, as he tried to give the side an extra dimension to make them more unpredictable to the opposition.
If McClaren can improve his options in other positions, the club will be better equipped to deal with difficult spells in the season where injuries and suspensions start to accumulate.
No need to panic
There’s no need for the boss to panic as he mulls over more transfers.
There’s plenty of time left in the transfer window for the club to be able to get deals done so McClaren doesn’t need to show urgency in terms of the players he’s bringing into the team.
He can take his time and make sure that he gets the decisions right.