It has been quite the fall from grace for Rolando Aarons in recent years hasn’t it?
The winger was tipped for greatness at Newcastle United after making a fantastic start to his career in 2014 with his performances earning him a regular spot in the England Under-20 set-up. However, a myriad of injury problems resulted in his development stalling over the next three years with Aarons only making sporadic appearances for the Magpies.
In need of regular first-team action, he decided to join Italian side Hellas Verona on a short-term loan in January 2018 yet despite making 11 appearances for the club, he was unable to prevent them from being relegated to Serie B last season. After briefly returning to Tyneside, he was shipped out once again at the start of the campaign yet failed to impress for Czech side Slovan Liberec in the first-half of the year. Nevertheless, upon hearing of his availability, Steve Bruce decided to bring him to Hillsborough, a move which unfortunately hasn’t paid off.
Although Aarons did make a bright start to his Sheffield Wednesday career by producing stand-out performances against the likes of Swansea City and Blackburn Rovers, he has missed the last three games after picking up an ankle injury in the warm-up before last month’s 0-0 draw with Stoke City (via the Star). With Bruce not knowing whether the winger will be able to return before the end of the season, it is more than likely that he could have already played his final game for the Owls. Despite Aarons clearly being blessed with undeniable talent, it is simply not worth the risk of trying to secure a permanent deal for him as he is far too injury-prone.
Therefore, with this in mind, it could be worth Bruce going down another avenue in the summer transfer window to bolster his squad ahead of next season.
What do you think Wednesday fans? Would you want to keep Aarons at Hillsborough next season? Or does his injury problems pose too much of a risk? Let us know below.
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