As confirmed by The Chronicle’s Sean McCormick, Rolando Aarons has NOT been selected in Rafa Benitez’s squad that’s travelled to Portugal today – suggesting the winger’s future on Tyneside is looking bleak at best.
The 22-year old has featured in both pre-season friendlies against St Patrick’s Athletic and Hull City, having returned to Tyneside this summer following a a unsuccessful loan spell with Verona, however he will be playing no part in games against Porto and Braga over the next week.
It’s been reported that Rafa is willing to cash in on him and his decision to exclude him from the squad that’s headed to Portugal today perhaps proves that.
Here’s confirmation from The Chronicle’s Sean McCormick in the last few moments:
Despite playing in both pre-season games so far, I understand winger Rolando Aarons isn't part of the #NUFC squad that has travelled to Portugal for friendlies with Porto and Braga.
— Sean McCormick (@S_McCormick95) July 27, 2018
West Brom have been linked with a move and he is believed to have been offered to them as part of a deal to sign Salomon Rondon.
He may have just not made the cut, with Rafa only being able to take so many players, but that says a lot about his NUFC future given Ritchie, Atsu, Kenedy, Murphy, Fernandez and Roberts are six wingers who’ve been included on the trip ahead of him
Has he played his last game for Newcastle United?
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