According to the Examiner, Rolando Aarons will finally leave Newcastle United in January with Huddersfield Town expected to seal a deal for the player in January.
The Terriers are believed to have been close to signing him in the summer only for the deal to fall at the final hurdle and champion the player as their ‘top target’.
The 24-year-old winger has failed to wholly convince despite an exciting start to life on Tyneside during which he was described as ‘thrillingly incisive’ by the Guardian. A good performance in a draw with Crystal Palace back in 2014 was followed by a goal against Manchester City in a famous League Cup win, adding to the optimism.
However, the former Bristol City youngster soon suffered an injury and missed 93 games between his debut and the 2016/17 campaign. Since, he’s been farmed out on loan to the likes of Hellas Verona, Slovan Liberec, Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe and Motherwell.
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Previously reported to have been on fairly big wages amid problems for Steve Bruce on that front as he attempted to make some space in his squad for further arrivals, Aarons’ wages are understood to have been part of a £5m outlay on players who aren’t even featuring for the Toon Army.
With that in mind, the idea of finally seeing him depart – even if for a nominal fee – ahead of his contract expiring is some welcome news on the departure front for Newcastle United.
Sadly for Aarons, it was never as it good as it was at the start.