According to reports in Yorkshire, Rolando Aarons move to Huddersfield will finally go through when the transfer window reopens in January.
The Huddersfield Examiner claim that the move is ‘as good as done’, with him expected to put pen to paper with the Terriers and sign a permanent deal to end his eight-year stint at St James’ Park.
Aarons looked set to seal a move to the Championship strugglers over the summer, only for the deal to collapse at the 11th hour.
That said, Huddersfield owner Phil Hodgkinson has since insisted that he remains a “top target” – and the Examiner now report that the deal WILL go through, with the player “eager” to move on and the club having a deal ready to go when the window reopens.
Considering he was once tipped to become a star at St James’ Park, it’s a shame to see how he’s struggled with injuries and dropped off the face of the footballing earth in recent seasons.
He’s now 25 and in desperate need of a new home, however, so a permanent move to Huddersfield and chance to show what he can do in the Championship on a consistent basis is exactly what he needs.
Not only that, it’s about time we moved him off our wage bill, with him also awkward to manage given he’s contracted to the club but not training with the first-team side.
Here’s a reminder of what Huddersfield’s owner said last month about Aarons’ ‘failed’ move to the second tier side:
“The deal for Rolando was ready to go but we didn’t need to fill that position if the deal for Karlan didn’t go through,”
“Ultimately it didn’t go through until Thursday, at which point we set everything in motion with Rolando.
“He was already in the area, we did his medical on Friday, and we got on with the process and it was ready to go.
“It was just unfortunate that something happened very, very late on with minutes to go that meant that we just couldn’t do it.
“It was just one of those things, not something we could have expected or provided for, but that’s life and we’ve just got to accept that sometimes these things happen in football.
“I think we want to make sure we’re signing the right players that make us better and we believed that Rolando would do that.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t get it done and that’s life and it happens, but we still are confident that he’s the right player, so rather than bringing someone in at the last minute or bringing in someone else…
“He’s our top target, he remains so, and what we’d rather do is get through the next 10 weeks to January and get it done then rather than bring in somebody that maybe doesn’t tick all the boxes Rolando did.”
Hopefully Henri Saivet and Achraf Lazaar aren’t far behind in finding much needed moves away in 2021!