Report: McClaren to sanction another baffling transfer, Aarons could leave on loan

The popular Newcastle United teenager could be set for an unpopular move.

Steve McClaren wants to send Newcastle youngster Rolando Aarons out on loan, according to the Daily Mirror.

Indeed, the popular 19-year-old is not in first-team contention and could be allowed to leave St James' Park on a temporary deal.

There has already been discussion among supporters about recalling young striker Adam Armstrong, who has shown form at Coventry City while the Magpies have toiled, but the Mirror suggest what won't stop McClaren from sanctioning an Aarons loan.

There are two things that stand in argument with the reported decision, however.

The first is history: Aarons came into a struggling Newcastle side in a similar situation last season. He lifted the team with his bright, energetic performances and, most importantly, lifted the St James' Park crowd.

The second is the fact McClaren's current first XI are performing horribly. If the boss feels the 19-year-old isn't good enough for his first side, what exactly is he basing that on when those he does deem good enough are putting in the kind of performances they are currently putting in?

It'll be yet another baffling Newcastle transfer if it happens...

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