Head­ing east was ‘the best op­tion’ for winger

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RAFA Ben­itez says Rolando Aarons had no choice but to head out on loan to east­ern Europe, writes LEE RY­DER.

The speedy winger has joined FC Slo­van Liberec on loan un­til the end of the cal­en­dar year.

Ben­itez will be keep­ing tabs on his per­for­mances in the For­tuna Liga in the com­ing weeks and months.

Aarons’ agent had tried to find a Cham­pi­onship club in Eng­land dur­ing the sum­mer but was un­able to se­cure a deal with Hull City un­der­stood to have pulled out of a move in July.

A move to French side Caen also fell through mean­ing his rep­re­sen­ta­tive turned to the lesser leagues around Europe af­ter the win­dows closed in Italy, France, Spain and Hol­land with­out suc­cess.

Late in­ter­est from Bul­garia and the Czech Republic saw Aarons with­drawn less than an hour be­fore kick-off in the Check­a­trade Tro­phy tie at Don­caster in case a knock might scup­per his chances of a loan move.

Speak­ing about Aarons’ loan exit, Ben­itez said: “It is im­por­tant for him.

“Some play­ers, es­pe­cially young play­ers, don’t have too many chances. They have to play.

“For him it was a pity be­cause he had an in­jury and had four months when he could not play.

“Af­ter that he went on loan and man­aged to play.”

Rolando Aarons

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