Rolando Aarons has been one of the consistent bright spots in what has been an fluctuating season so far for Newcastle United, so there should be little surprise that the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are taking an interest in his future.
Arsene Wenger has been impressed wight he 19-year-old so far and is mulling over a possible move for him, while his counterparts at Anfield and Etihad Stadium, Brendan Rodgers and Manuel Pellegrini, have already made their interest know.
Exit on the Cards?
All this is according to a report from the Daily Star, which claims that Aarons' long-term future at Newcastle United could come onto serious doubt next summer, especially if he continues to perform as he has done so far. This is because his current contract runs out in 18 months time and a decision will likely have to be made next summer if the Toon don't want to lose him for free.
Aarons has made three substitute appearances so far in this Premier League season, while he also started Newcastle's two League Cup fixtures, scoring twice in all. One goal was a crucial equaliser in the exciting 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace and the other was a fine finish in the surprise 2-0 cup win over Manchester City.
Arsenal's interest in the young attacker is almost a given
Despite his impressive showings, the report claims that Newcastle are stalling over a new offer to extend his contract. Alan Pardew's men have won five games in a row after an extremely poor start to the season, but it appears Aarons' cameos have not been enough to convince them of a new deal.
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Arsenal's interest in the young attacker is almost a given as the Gunners are pretty much always in for the most talented youth players around the country. Even more so recently as Wenger has looked to create a British core in the squad.
Aarons was born in Kingston, Jamiaca, but has already represented England at Under-20 level and would join the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott,, Aaron Ramsey Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Calum Chambers as promising young British stars currently plying their trade at Emirates Stadium.
Reds Ready To Pounce?
Meanwhile, Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers have made a policy of giving young players more of a chance and recruiting young stars. The biggest success story of this policy is the emergence of Raheem Sterling as one of England's most talented players.
Aarons is similar in style of play to his counterpart at Anfield and looks just as adept at running past opposition defenders. One problem with moving to the Reds, however, would be the number of tricky attacking midfielders they have in their ranks following a busy summer of recruitment.
Blues A Risk
Manchester City are less likely to invest in players of Aarons' age and recruiting more established stars has been the patter for them in the years since the Abu Dhabi money injection. However, recent Financial Fair Play sanctions placed upon them could make this kind of signing more likely.
However, there are plenty of cautionary tales from the Etihad Stadium to put off a promising young English player going there. Jack Rodwell and Adam Johnson are just two players that have been lured by the dishes on offer at City and seen their careers stall as a consequence.