Despite having played only 39 minutes of Premier League football for Newcastle United, Rolando Aarons has been targeted by both Manchester City and Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window, as reported by the Daily Star.
Aarons, who is set to make his first start for Newcastle against Southampton at the weekend, scored and set up another goal against Crystal Palace before the international break. The young winger was exceptional as he helped Newcastle turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-3 draw against Neil Warnock’s new side.
The 18 year old has been compared to Raheem Sterling due to his quality on the ball and pace, power and trickery, and like Sterling, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Much like Sterling, however, Aarons has also made himself available for England, playing for the Under 20s last Friday.
Manchester City were alerted to Aarons’ talent when they scouted Newcastle prior to their clash on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Liverpool have also asked to be kept informed of any changes to the youngster’s availability, with German side Schalke also keen on bringing him into the club.