By Daniel Wood – KLTV Contributor
Rolando Aarons looks set to join Huddersfield Town at the start of the January Transfer Window after a deal initially failed to take shape at the end of the summer.
After the failed transfer, Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson made the club’s position clear.
“We are still confident that he’s the right player,” said Hodgkinson.
He added: “He’s our top target and remains so, and what we’d rather do is get through the next 10 weeks to January and get it done.”
The Newcastle United’s player’s contract is set to expire at the end of the current season and his current club look set on moving the player on. He was not included in the Magpies Premier League squad.
The 25-year old already has six clubs to his name, so he would arrive with a chip on his shoulder. It may take time to get the winger up to speed with the demanding schedule of the Championship.
He only has 36 league games played during his career, which have been spread over the Premier League, Championship, League One, Scotland, Italy and Czech Republic.
Aarons has not played competitive football since playing the full 90 minutes of Motherwell’s 1-1 draw with Hearts last season. He has not played competitively since before the coronavirus pandemic put a hold on football earlier in the year.
If he were to sign in January and play again, it would have been 10 months since Aarons played any football in an official capacity.
It looks very likely that Aarons will not play for Newcastle United again and he will likely be thrown straight into Carlos Corberan’s team who need an injection of enthusiasm going forward.
It would be difficult to see this deal not going through, as it seems to fit perfectly for both clubs involved and it also looks like a good jump for Aarons who will be keen to re-kickstart his footballing career.