Huddersfield saw a late move for Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons collapse on Friday’s summer transfer deadline day, a report from Yorkshire Live has revealed.
It had been reported earlier in the week that the Terriers were interested in a move for Aarons as they looked to strengthen their squad, and while it seems that the desire to complete the move was there for all parties, no transfer ultimately materialised.
According to the latest reports, the Terriers had been waiting until Karlan Grant had completed his move to West Brom to get this deal done, but despite that move being confirmed on Thursday evening, Aarons is still not a Huddersfield player.
It is thought that Aarons had been at Huddersfield’s training ground waiting to be unveiled as a Terriers player, only for the club to fail to submit the paperwork to the EFL required to complete the move before Friday’s 5pm deadline.
As a result, Aarons has now had to make the long trip back to Newcastle, where he is unlikely to play in the next few months, having dropped down the pecking order at St James’ Park.
The Terriers are expected to revisit a deal for Aarons when the transfer reopens in January, with winger’s contract at Newcastle set to expire at the end of this season.
This is really not a good look for Huddersfield.
Given Grant’s move to West Brom was completed on Thursday, you would have thought there was plenty of time to get this deal done, especially when you consider the number of potential deals that only emerged later in the widow than this, but were still completed.
As a result, Huddersfield now find themselves having failed to replace Grant in any sense, and you have to wonder if Aarons will even be open to another potential move to Huddersfield in January, considering the mess they look to have made here.