Rolando Aarons is on his way back to Tyneside after a loan spell with Slovan Liberec, but to say his spell with the Czech side has been unsuccessful would appear to be an understatement.
The winger came onto the scene at St James’ Park several years ago with so much promise, but injuries and loss of form have dropped him down the pecking order. He was sent to the Czech side to get first team football but he really has struggled make any sort of impact
He has started only 8 of their 19 games since he joined, he’s failed to deliver a goal or an assist and only came on as a 90th minute sub at the weekend in order to ‘run down the clock’ according to reports.
It’s quite sad really that he gone from future NUFC star and appearing for the England’s U21s to failing to make an impact in the Czech division. He also struggled whilst on loan at Verona last season (albeit in a tough Italian leagie in a poor side), but the fact he failed to make an impact at a much poorer standard (in one of their country’s best sides) is a worry.
In his defence he hasn’t been hampered with injuries at it would take time to settle in at a new club in a different country, but he won’t have done much to impress Rafa it seems.
I find it hard to see any future for him at Newcastle unfortunately.