Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons was linked with a move away over the summer transfer window, but nothing came to fruition.
The winger has been part of the North-East outfit since 2012 when he joined their academy from Bristol City.
Aarons went on to make his debut two years later, but he has failed to push on and claim a regular spot in the first team.
In fact, the 22-year-old has made a total of 27 appearances for the senior squad, scoring four goals and creating three assists.
Even though Aarons did not seal a move away from St James’ Park, he will not figure in Rafael Benitez’s plans for the first half of the season, at least.
As reported by The Shield’s Gazette, the young player has not been named in the club’s 25-man squad.
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This news has sparked a mixed reaction from fans, with some disappointed that Benitez is not giving Aarons a chance, while others are pleased that the winger is nowhere near the first team.
Another bright young talent abandoned by Rafa, like mitro, el mhanni, Armstrong etc
— ibz321 (@ibz3211) September 3, 2018
Gutted for him! Had such potential and thought Rafa would have brought more out of him!!
— Martin Stanley (@mgstanley17) September 3, 2018
He came out of nowhere & looked a real talent. No idea what’s gone wrong but real shame. #nufc
— acpatto (@AnthP68) September 3, 2018
The lads a prat.
Full of bling, no application, no desire….plus injuries have crippled him.
The court case for assault didn’t help either.
Time to move on.
He’ll be shipped out come January.
— Burnsie 🏴NUFC🏳️ (@BenArfaChance) September 3, 2018
Luv rafa but his treatment of some players not cool
— Zain ali (@z1a1i1n) September 3, 2018
His bin awful that last few times i’ve seen hin
— Emily ❤️😘 NUFC (@NaughtyEmilyB) September 3, 2018
He doesn’t deserve one ,he’s done nothing.
— David HUDDART (@DavidHUDDART1) September 3, 2018
the lad is much better than atsu and murphy. should have at least been given a chance. will go elsewhere and excell
— Mobin Hussain (@Mobs_) September 3, 2018
What a wasted talent
— Nige of Smith (@toastofworcesta) September 3, 2018