The Lowdown: Aaronson wrapped up
The Whites have made a quick start to their summer business by signing long-term target Brenden Aaronson. The attacking midfielder was officially unveiled as a Leeds player on Thursday evening, penning a five-year deal at Elland Road.
Aaronson will now link up with Jesse Marsch once again following their successful short stint together at FC Salzburg, and it looks as if another USA international could be on their way.
The Latest: Dest links
TEAMtalk shared a story on Wednesday morning regarding Leeds and Dest after Manchester United were offered his services.
They claimed that Marsch now wants to bring Dest to Yorkshire after being made surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.
How many more signings do Leeds need after Aaronson and Kristensen?
The Verdict: Needed?
Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas both look set to miss the start of next season through injury, so bringing in Dest could be a shrewd move.
Rated at €70m (£59m) by CIES, Dest made 31 appearances in 2021/22 and even played as a left-back, right-winger and left-winger. He’s clearly an exciting versatile young talent who already has Champions League and Europa League experience, and sharing the same agency as Leeds stars Ayling, Patrick Bamford and Dan James may make a transfer easier as well.
However, another young right-back linked with a move to Leeds is Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay, so it could be one or the other when it comes to bolstering their full-back ranks.
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