Leeds United are said to be scouting Brenden Aaronson ahead of a potential move this month…
That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who delivered a fresh claim to GIVEMESPORT.
“With Aaronson at RB Salzburg, I know Leeds scouts have been watching him,” he said.
Just last month, the Sunday People reported that the Yorkshire giants were tracking the 21-year-old attacking midfielder after losing Kalvin Phillips to a long-term injury.
Aaronson is said to fit the athletic profile of what manager Marcelo Bielsa is looking for in the engine room.
Valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, the Salzburg sensation would be a quality addition for Leeds.
Having already notched 15 caps and five goals for the USA, Aaronson has also gained valuable experience in the Champions League for the Austrian outfit – across 51 appearances, he has provided ten goals and 12 assists, via Transfermarkt.
In his six UCL appearances this term, the young 5 foot 10 dynamo has proven to be an absolute workhorse at either end of the pitch, having averaged two tackles, 1.3 dribbles, 1.2 shots and one key pass per outing, as per WhoScored, despite featuring against Ligue 1 champions Lille, Sevilla and Wolfsburg.
During his time in the Major League Soccer, Aaronson earned praise from one of the country’s greatest players in DeMarcus Beasley. “Watching this philly/Mia match… and I like this kid Aaronson. He is silkyyy! Is he in any of the youth national teams? Full team?” he tweeted.
Leeds’ current midfield options have struggled greatly this season, in particularly Mateusz Klich, who has failed to replicate the sort of form that has seen him emerge as a reliable and regular option under Bielsa.
They have also struggled to replace Pablo Hernandez in the no.10 role, so Aaronson could well be a player that the Argentine badly needs. Not only that, on the above evidence, he is a player the 66-year-old would love to manage.
Victor Orta and co must push ahead with plans to sign him now.
AND in other news, Fabrizio Romano drops big Raphinha update…