Leeds United have already begun pre-summer talks to sign January target Brenden Aaronson in the next transfer window, according to a fresh transfer claim.
The Lowdown: Aaronson a primary target
No player has been more strongly linked with a move to Elland Road in recent months than Aaronson, having initially emerged as a January target.
While the 21-year-old remained at RB Salzburg during the last window, Leeds’ interest in him hasn’t gone away after two separate bids in the winter window, with constant reports tipping him to join the Jesse Marsch revolution.
Now, a new update suggests Aaronson could indeed join the Whites in the coming months.
The Latest: Leeds in pole position
According to Football Insider, a recruitment source has informed them of a ‘major update’ – the midfielder is Victor Orta’s ‘number one priority’ this summer and talks are already underway to sign him.
A deal worth between £21million and £25million is mooted, with the player apparently keen to join.
The Verdict: Tick all the boxes
There is an inevitability about some signings and that seems to be the case with Aaronson, with so much pointing towards him becoming a Leeds player.
Perhaps most significantly, he played under Marsch at Salzburg, meaning the Whites boss knows all about his qualities, in terms of fitting into his system at Elland Road.
Aaronson is also exactly the type of midfielder Leeds crave too, with a lack of guile in a No.10 role this season often leading to a decreased goal threat in attack, especially with Patrick Bamford so often sidelined through injury.
In February, the USA starlet became the youngster player since Lionel Messi to create five chances in a Champions League knockout game.
He and the Whites feel like a match made in heaven, and if they missed out on signing him now, it would be a big blow to Marsch and his plans, with Premier League survival perhaps paramount in that respect.
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