Newcastle United loan star Rolando Aarons’ fine form for Sheffield Wednesday won’t lead to a Magpies revival, according to Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder.
Answering a question in a Q & A for The Chronicle, Ryder claimed that it is far more likely that Aarons’ form will increase his sale price than lead to a future role at St James’ Park.
The winger’s poor form and injury problems have essentially ended his Newcastle career already and it would be no surprise to see him depart permanently in the summer.
Ryder claimed that if Aarons continues to impress for Wednesday then the Owls will be in pole position to bring him in.
This seems like the sensible take here, to be honest. Aarons hasn’t done anything in a black and white shirt for a long time and has failed in numerous loan spells before finding his feet in Sheffield. It’s been great to see him excel once again under Steve Bruce’s management, but that surely won’t mean he’s suddenly in Rafael Benitez’s good graces. The 23-year-old has been a source of major disappointment and frustration at Tyneside in recent years, and that won’t be forgotten because he’s had a few good games in the Championship. As Ryder says, it’s far more likely that his progress will simply ramp up the price that Newcastle will be able to get for him when he eventually leaves on a permanent basis. Wednesday seems like a good club for him, so the ideal solution for all involved would be for the Owls to sign him permanently this summer.