Motherwell have lost academy product James Scott- but they have moved to replace him with Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons on loan.

Scott is heading for Hull City in a financially lucrative deal for the Well whilst Aarons arrives on loan. The Newcastle wideman is Stephen Robinson’s second capture of the winter window behind Mikael Ndjoli.

Scott’s off to Hull. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The deal which takes Scott to Hull is a big one. It’s believed that the deal is worth up to £1.5 million. It’s been confirmed by the club also that it’s the third highest monies Motherwell have ever received for a player, taking him behind James McFadden’s Everton move and the great Phil O’Donnell’s Celtic switch.

It’s a big deal for Motherwell and a potentially life-changing one for Scott. They’ll shake hands with smiling faces as they go their separate ways. Scott made 42 appearances for Motherwell, scoring seven and assisting on three occasions.


Aarons will be his replacement until the end of the season. He had made 27 Newcastle appearances following a breakthrough in 2014, but spells on loan at Hellas Verona, FC Slovan Liberec, Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe most recently have also occurred.

Aarons is a Steelman. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Robinson says the winger will add pace to his side, whilst also allowing benefits for fellow signing Ndjoli: “We’re delighted to be bringing Rolando into the club.

“He will bring even more pace and energy to our front line and he will give us options across all of the three forward positions. His arrival will also allow us to move Mikael Ndjoli into his more natural position as a central striker, instead of playing in wide positions.”

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