Leeds United are still looking to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s playing squad before Monday’s transfer deadline despite suffering a blow to top target Brenden Aaronson…
Indeed, the American midfielder has been subject to intense interest from the Yorkshire giants this January transfer window but RB Salzburg have rebuffed all of their advances so far, including a £15m bid last week.
However, according to reliable Express journalist Ryan Taylor, those at Elland Road are working hard to bring in alternative options.
“We haven’t really heard much on specific names, but from some of the people I’ve spoken to, it seems like there is other stuff going on [than the Aaronson pursuit ]behind the scenes,” he revealed to GIVEMESPORT.
Now, this is surely going to alleviate some of the fears from the Whites’ faithful.
It’s no secret that manager Marcelo Bielsa desperately needs reinforcements to his depleted squad, having had to deal with a major injury crisis at Thorp Arch throughout the season.
Earlier this month, he was left with eight academy prospects on a bench of nine players for a Premier League clash against West Ham United and is still missing several key stars, including skipper Liam Cooper and defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
That’s why Leeds have seemingly targeted an engine room addition in Aaronson, a role they have been looking to strengthen for several windows now but with a lack of options available, that has become a priority.
However, they will struggle to convince the Austrian champions into a sale before Monday, leaving that deal likely to happen in the summer instead.
But it still leaves Bielsa in a tricky situation, so it’s got to be hugely encouraging to see this latest update from Taylor, who is usually on the money with Premier League transfers.
Either way, the fact that Victor Orta and co aren’t resting on their laurels after missing out on Aaronson is hugely exciting news and many supporters should be thrilled.
It could be a busy few days in west Yorkshire.
AND in other news, Graham Smyth reveals worrying Leeds United transfer update…