Leeds United have been struck a blow in their attempts to sign Brenden Aaronson this month…
And now Eurosport transfer insider Dean Jones has delivered an alarming claim to GIVEMESPORT.
“Leeds are definitely struggling with this Brenden Aaronson deal as I understand it for this window,” he said. “They don’t have fortunes to throw around at the moment.”
The 21-year-old is also said to be a player that Marcelo Bielsa “really wants” to sign before January 31st but with the Austrian champions still in the Champions League, they are unlikely to offload a star player before the summer.
It’s been four years since the Yorkshire outfit signed a new midfielder, that being Adam Forshaw from Middlesbrough back in January 2018.
Over the last few transfer windows, they have indeed tried to bolster the area but to no avail.
Michael Cuisance came close back in the summer of 2020 until his proposed loan move from Bayern Munich fell through due to complications with his medical, whilst Conor Gallagher rejected a chance to join the club in favour of a stint at Crystal Palace instead.
Since the summer, the need to find midfield reinforcements has increased substantially as Bielsa is currently missing his star man Kalvin Phillips due to injury. He isn’t expected to be back until March at the earliest and then he has to get back up to speed with match fitness and Bielsa’s intense training regime.
Aaronson certainly fits the bill as a typical Bielsa signing – bundles of energy, high work rate and plenty of technical ability.
The midfielder, dubbed “highly talented“, would be a much needed and astute addition to Leeds’ playing squad this month but with time running out and seemingly a lack of finances, it seems as if Bielsa is going to be dealt a gutting blow.
He will be absolutely furious if the club cannot improve the team, especially after their defeat to Newcastle United this weekend.