Newcastle Transfers: 8 Reasons Rolando Aarons MUST Stay
8. Young Players Get Lost Under Big Budgets
If the billionaire culture that has swept Chelsea and Man City up and made them massive European talents has proved one thing above all else, it's that money talks. And when money talks, youth players get mostly forgotten. Even if Aarons went to Man City or Liverpool for a major price - and he presumably would - he would find himself competing not only with the existing squad members, but also every emerging talent they'd already signed, and every other emerging talent in Europe that they potentially could sign. At least with Newcastle we know that there is a limit on the resources, and it's unlikely Aarons would ever have massive competition for a first-team slot. But with Liverpool and Man City, if anyone plays well in the Premier League, or at a team deemed "lower level" than them, there are expectations that they should go and try to sign them. It all comes down to Aarons' ambitions: if he wants to play first-team football immediately and for a few years uninterrupted, then Newcastle is the right club, if he wants to go somewhere he can become expendable after a couple of questionable performances, then he should move. But he'd have to live with the very real threat that he could just become the next forgotten talent in a big club - like Kurt Zouma, Scott Sinclair, Kevin De Bruyne - who cost a lot, but couldn't force the first-teamers out.