Newcastle risk losing young winger Rolando Aarons during the January transfer window, with the trio of Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town and Aston Villa all looking to lure him with the promise of regular football.
The 22-year-old has only tasted Premier League action from the bench this term, coming on twice for a total of 50 minutes.
Despite having a great pre-season and emerging man of the match in the EFL Cup tie against Nottingham Forest in August, the Jamaican-born wideman is not in manager Rafa Benitez’s plans.
An injury to Christian Atsu hasn’t afforded him a chance either, and it’s most likely Newcastle lose one of their most talented youngsters to rivals next month.
Aarons is truly yet to live up to his potential, but he remains a huge attacking threat with his pace and crosses.
Suitors can definitely get the England international for cheap once he demands to leave, and should he finally hit his best form, letting him go would be a decision Newcastle will regret.
Aarons’ situation is a conundrum for the Tyneside club, but a buy-back clause might just do the trick.