Three reasons Leeds should hijack Aston Villa’s bid to sign Rolando Aarons

According to The Mirror’s live transfer blog on Monday night, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town are battling to sign Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons during the January transfer window.

Despite bursting on to the scene after making his debut for the Magpies in 2014, the 22-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the side since mainly because of injury issues – Transfermarkt says he has missed 93 matches from then until the current day with a range of different problems.

However, despite being fully fit this season and with the Tyneside outfit struggling in recent weeks – Rafa Benitez’s men have taken just one point from the last 18 available in the Premier League – the wide man has still struggled for first-team minutes, which has alerted two of their top flight rivals and Villa.

Meanwhile, Leeds United remained in the promotion race in the Championship following their 1-1 draw against the Villans at Elland Road on Friday night, but manager Thomas Christiansen may feel that he needs to add to his squad in the New Year to ensure that they can challenge for at least a play-off spot.

The 44-year-old may feel that he needs to boost his side’s attacking options in particular, and if he could bring Aarons to the Yorkshire outfit it could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons the Whites should hijack Aston Villa’s bid to sign the winger…