Leeds United have been handed a boost in their chase to sign RB Salzburg star Brenden Aaronson in the summer transfer window.
Reports earlier in January had initially suggested that Jesse Marsch’s side had a bid rejected for the USA international, but it now seems that Aaronson is a player the Whites will be looking to renew their interest in.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Pete O’Rourke said: “That was the one they tried to do in January and were just not able to do it, so they will definitely rekindle their interest in that one, and Jesse Marsch with his American connections should boost their chances of getting that deal done.”
As O’Rourke says, Marsch’s own connections back in America could see Leeds be handed the decisive advantage when it comes to finally luring Aaronson to Elland Road.
The midfielder is clearly highly-rated by those who know him best, with his former head coach at Philadelphia Union, John Curtin, revealing that Marsch himself was left impressed by the £18m-rated American’s work ethic.
He said: “He looks like he should be in a boy band rather than a Champions League game. But when he steps on the field and the whistle blows, he’s ruthless, man. He is a killer and he’s relentless. It’s important too, his teammates freaking love him. I can’t stress that enough. There’s so many great young talents that know they’re great, and maybe don’t fit in in the locker room.
“But the kid is a sweetheart. Instantly, Jesse was like, ‘The whole team has fallen in love with Brenden. They root for him like he’s a mascot, almost.’ And now he’s like one of their best players. He just has such a good way about him.”
Given the Whites’ generally disappointing Premier League season, the summer transfer window has just gone up in importance.
Getting deals done for key targets as early as possible and integrating them into the first-team set-up at Elland Road will be key to ensuring the club don’t come stumbling out of the blocks at the start of the new campaign.
This latest update suggests the ball is firmly in Leeds’ court, and if a deal can be done, it would certainly excite Marsch.