Manchester City are keeping an eye on Newcastle United hot prospect Rolando Aarons, while one of the the squad players at the Etihad is hoping for a move away.
Newcastle United won’t be happy to hear that the Citizens are tracking Rolando Aarons, their eighteen-year-old superstar in the making, writes The Star. The starlet, who has drawn comparisons with Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (both are Jamaican born flying wingers), came to the attention of Manuel Pellegrini when he was doing his homework on the Magpies ahead of their recent league clash.
Aarons impressed off the bench in that game but really laid down a marker when he was brought on against Crystal Palace. The Magpies were trailing 2-1 when the youngster came on and grabbed the equalizer, set up another to put his team 3-2 up before Palace leveled in the closing stages.
The St. James’ Park faithful are now calling for him to be given a starting spot in the next game, Saturday week’s Premier League clash against Southampton.
As ever with talent like this there will be others interested too and Liverpool and Bundesliga outfit Schalke are also keeping an eye on the youngster. The winger produced a barnstorming display against the latter in a preseason friendly scoring one and setting up another
Meanwhile striker John Guidetti wants to leave the Ethiad and is hoping that a loan deal to Celtic can be pushed through. The Swede has never featured in a Premier League game and is desperate to secure first team football, a difficult commodity to come by at City with their star studded squad.
Both clubs had agreed to the move but the paperwork was not completed by the 11pm transfer day deadline, however the Scottish FA are appealing to FIFA for an exception to be made in this case. Guidetti has spoken of his enthusiasm for the Hoops:
“Celtic felt good and it was the only club for me. The fans are very passionate and it would be nice if the deal went through.”
Accepting the possibility of the appeal failing he was quotes as saying
“If it happens, (a move to Celtic) fantastic, and if it doesn’t, I still belong to a great club in Manchester where I will fight for a place. I’ll still train with the best players in the world and constantly evolve.”
He added that if necessary he would be happy to wait till January window to make his move north of the border.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.
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