Newcastle United youngster Rolando Aarons is one of England's biggest rising stars and Sky Sports are reporting that he is on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new contract to stay at St James' Park.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Aarons moved to Newcastle at a young age and has already expressed his desire to play for the England national team rather than Jamaica. He will do well in it. too.
He made just four appearances last season but scored twice in those games. He made quite an impact with the Newcastle fans after these impressive appearances. Unfortunately, his season last term was blighted through injury and these few appearances were his only chance to impress, but boy did he do just that.
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As previously stated, in four appearances he made a big enough impact to warrant many people to write articles and tweets about how much Newcastle need to tie him down to a new contract. That says everything you need to know. Last season he scored against Crystal Palace in the third game of the season after making a huge impact as a sub in the season opener against Man City.
Coincidentally, it was Manchester City who he made his next big contribution to the team. They visited the Etihad in the League Cup where Aarons scored the first goal in a 2-0 victory over the then Premier League champions.
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He didn't make any further appearances for Newcastle after this though as he picked up what turned out to be a recurring hamstring problem which saw him stay on the sideline for the remainder of the season.
He returned to the Newcastle team in pre season this month. His last appearance saw him score twice as well as get an assist in Newcastle's 4-3 defeat to MLS side Portland Timbers.
Hence the reason why Aarons is do desirable at the moment, even in a defeat he stands out above the rest and walks away with the man of the match award.
Bright future ahead of him
Along with his raw talent, he is very humble. After the game against Portland on Tuesday, he tweeted this 'not my best performance or result but still happy with my two goals and assist.'
Nice to see a youngster keeping his feet firmly on the ground after what happened with Aarons' alter ego Raheem Sterling.
He has proved he is a classy customer already and saying as though he has only made four competitive appearances, I shouldn't even need to write this article. Testament to how much of an impact he made and how great of a player he will be one day.
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