- Date signed:
- 1st July 2014
Quick. Agile. Direct. Rolando is a winger who loves to run at opposing full-backs.
Born in Jamaica, he moved to the south of England as a child before representing the Three Lions up to under-20 level.
Rolando joined the academy at Bristol City as a youngster but moved to the North East after enjoying a successful trial on Tyneside during the 2011/12 season.
After impressing for the Magpies’ under-18 and under-21 sides, he made his first senior outing during pre-season in July 2014 and scored away at Schalke just weeks later in August.
Rolando made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Manchester City on the opening day of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season and has remained part of the first team pool since - signing a new long-term contract in 2016.
He joined Serie A side Hellas Verona in January 2018, where he was managed by former Magpies first team coach Fabio Pecchia.
- Full Name:
- Rolando Aarons
- Squad Number:
- Date of birth:
- 16th November 1995