Aarons could thrive at Rangers as long as he stays fit

Rangers are considering a late move for Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons, according to The Mirror.

What’s the word?

The Scottish outfit have until Friday to finalise their transfer business, and that is also when the loan market closes.

Manager Steven Gerrard has already recruited 12 new signings since taking over at Ibrox.

However, since Jamie Murphy suffered an injury blow, the Gers have had to jump back into the market to find cover.

According to The Mirror, Aarons is an option, but Rangers will have to go up against Hull City and AEK Athens in order to seal the Newcastle player’s signature.

Is Aarons good enough?

The 22-year-old has been at the North-East outfit since 2012 when he joined the club’s academy from Bristol City.

The winger has struggled to claim a place in Newcastle’s first XI due to numerous injury problems.

For the second half of last season, the winger spent the campaign at Hellas Verona, where he made 11 Serie A appearances.

Aarons certainly has the talent to cause problems for Rangers’ opponents in Scotland, but his injury history should be taken into consideration.

The whole point of recruiting a new winger is to fill the hole left by Murphy, therefore targeting an injury-prone player is a risk.

If Aarons can stay fit then learning under Gerrard at Ibrox could be the best thing for his development.