NUFC attacker left behind by Benitez as the squad fly to Portugal – Has he played his last game?

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:

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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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “NUFC attacker left behind by Benitez as the squad fly to Portugal – Has he played his last game?

  1. Never fulfilled his potential. Injuries and lack of consistency means ,for me, it’s time to cash in on him.


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