Leeds United’s appointment of Jesse Marsch has handed the Premier League side a major boost in their pursuit of Brenden Aaronson.
That’s according to a claim made by Dean Jones, with the transfer insider revealing in a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT that, following the former Red Bull Salzburg manager’s appointment as Marcelo Bielsa’s successor in the Elland Road dugout, the attacking midfielder would now jump at the chance to join Leeds in the summer transfer window.
Speaking about the impact of the American’s appointment on Aaronson, Jones said: “I think if Marsch were to go to Leeds, he would jump at the chance to do so.”
Considering just how much potential Aaronson quite clearly possesses, in addition to the forward-thinking midfielder’s tenacious style of play, the argument that the 21-year-old would be Marsch’s dream first signing in the summer transfer window is a rather easy one to make.
Indeed, over his 18 Austrian Bundesliga appearances this season, the £30m USA international has highly impressed for Salzburg, scoring three goals, registering four assists and creating six big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.5 shots and making two key passes per game.
These returns have seen the player who Matthias Jaissle dubbed a “monster” average a SofaScore match rating of 6.98, ranking him as his side’s 13th-best performer in the top flight of Austrian football.
Furthermore, the £19k-per-week midfield maestro has also drawn a considerable amount of praise for his tireless playing style, none more so than from legendary Arsenal centre-forward Thierry Henry, who stated of Aaronson:
“I came across him when I was a coach with Montreal, and he killed us with Philadelphia Union. His activity, the way he sees the game. I’ve always been a big fan of him and I’m not surprised to see what he’s doing right now with Salzburg.
“He’s contagious. The way he plays, his energy. His intensity is second to none. He supports the team. He’s a good player. I always thought he was going to be a player. He’s still learning.”
As such, considering all of the above, it would indeed appear as if the Salzburg sensation would make a fantastic addition to Marsch’s current options in the number 10 role, leading us to believe that the American coach simply must make the youngster his first signing this summer – as the Elland Road faithful would undoubtedly love a player in Aaronson’s mould.