Why Newcastle would be mad to part company with Rolando Aarons

Newcastle United should do everything in their power to keep the 19-year-old for the long term.

According to a recent report from the Sunday Mirror, Newcastle United offered their young winger Rolando Aarons in part-exchange for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin during the summer transfer window.

That report was followed by a claim from Chronicle Live that it was in fact an agent claiming to represent QPR that suggested the Aarons move, and that Newcastle turned it down; but whatever the truth, the simple fact is the Magpies would be crazy to part with the talented teenager.

Aarons burst onto the scene last season, playing a major role in Newcastle’s Capital One Cup victory against Manchester City before a hamstring injury side-lined him from November until May.

Had it not been for that setback the left winger could well have gone on to cement a starting spot at the club, but instead he has to start over as he looks to impress Newcastle’s recently appointed manager Steve McClaren.

That should not be a problem considering his talent, and the prospect of selling him when he could become one of the best players to come through Newcastle’s ranks for many years simply does not bear thinking about.

Aarons possesses innate talent and along with the likes of Adam Armstrong, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin he is a player McClaren should be building his future team around.

So while the rumours may persist regarding Aarons’ future, Newcastle would be mad to let him go so their fans will surely breathe a little easier…provided of course he signs a new long-term contract sooner rather than later.

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