According to The Daily Mail, Huddersfield are in talks with Newcastle over a move for Rolando Aarons.
The report states that the Magpies want the former Bristol City attacker to leave St James’ Park this month as he’ll be out of contract next summer – the Tyneside-based club are keen to make a bit of money on him, rather than lose their asset for nothing next year.
Interestingly, the 24-year-old’s name was on a list of seven players who Steve Bruce wanted to leave the club during the transfer window, along with Henri Saivet, Yoshinori Muto, DeAndre Yedlin, Dan Barlaser, Jacob Murphy and Achraf Lazaar as reported by The Northern Echo.
After initial promise to his Newcastle career, Aarons – who Spotrac say earns £14k-a-week – has stagnated.
He burst onto the scene at a young age, scoring against Manchester City in the League Cup while also dazzling in a 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace in the 2014/15 season.
His early promise even drew comparisons to Raheem Sterling, although he quickly moved to quash that talk at the time.
The Express quote him as saying: ‘Raheem has played really well for the last two or three seasons and I’m nowhere near that level yet. I’m not Raheem Sterling – and Raheem Sterling is not me. I don’t want people to compare us, although he’s obviously a player that I admire.’
While it is a shame that his potential was never fulfilled, it will be good for Aarons to have a fresh start at Huddersfield where he can hopefully get his career back on track.