Aarons has joined Verona to the end of this season.
“Towards the end of the January transfer market I had a few options," said Aarons in a Press conference.
“For me, the intriguing thing was being able to play in Serie A and obviously test myself in a top foreign league. It's a new environment for me, but I watch the league and I really like it."
“I had history with the manager as well, knowing him at Newcastle, so the move made sense compared to the other choices I had and I'm happy with my choice.
“The first time I had contact with Pecchia was in August in a friendly against Newcastle, when he asked if I'd be interested. At the time, it didn't make sense, because I still had a possibility of playing for Newcastle, so when this opportunity came around in January, it was already on my mind. It made it easier for me to make a decision.
“When Fabio was at Newcastle, I got to know him pretty well. I know what he likes and doesn't like, his characteristics, so I didn't need Rafa to tell me anything. I already knew."