By Matthew Lazenby
Rolando Aarons began his England Under 20s career last night with a very lively display and even grabbed himself a goal as England ran rampant over Romania.
A man of the match performance from Rolando Aarons on his debut for England started well as he showed flashes of brilliance in the opening minutes being the stand out player for the under 20s. Although the first half did end goalless it seemed only a matter of time until somebody would open the scoring.
That somebody was Newcastle’s own Rolando Aarons as he struck the ball off the inside of the post and into the back of the net. Josh Murphy got England’s second with a great volley, however Aarons wasn’t finished yet as he played in a low cross to Callum Robinson to make it 3-0.
England dominated from the minute Aarons scored and ended up winning the match by an impressive scoreline of 6-0. Although Aarons did get substituted towards the end of the game he was undoubtedly one of the star performers for England and surely caught the eye of Roy Hodgson who was watching from the stands.
Unfortunately for Newcastle fans Roy Hodgson isn’t the only manager tracking the young winger. According to the Daily Star Manuel Pellegrini and Brendan Rodgers are very interested In Aarons, even comparing him to Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. If this news is true and Manchester City or Liverpool do come in for Aarons, it seems that United will have to sell him as either money or champions league will appeal to him. Which seems to always be the case nowadays for Newcastle’s brightest talents.
As if Aarons wasn’t already attracting enough attention Schalke are also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the youngster after picking up man of the match against them in pre season with a great goal and assist.
Due to the terrible news of Siem De Jong’s injury, it should mean that Aarons can push into the starting 11 at Newcastle and play well enough that Pardew, Ashley and co. sign the winger on a long term deal. Otherwise, we could face a battle to keep the young starlet.