Leeds United are hoping to wrap up a deal for RB Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson, according to The Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Aaronson bids
The Whites were after the USA international in January and submitted two bids to RB Salzburg. As we know, Aaronson remained with the Austrian giants beyond the winter window but he has been missing in recent weeks with a knee injury.
The attacking midfielder, labelled as a player with a ‘monster mentality’ by Salzburg manager Matthias Jaissle, still appears to be a player of interest at Elland Road, and it looks as if the club are looking to finalise a move in advance of the summer window.
The Latest: Latest report
The Daily Mail shared a story on Friday evening, sharing Leeds’ interest in Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch.
Towards the end of their report, they added an update on Aaronson, admitting the Whites are looking to ‘wrap up’ the signing of the USA international.
The Verdict: Time to finalise a deal?
It looks as if Jesse Marsch is on track to guide the club to another season in the Premier League, which could result in him receiving significant backing over the summer when it comes to signings.
Although a deal cannot be officially confirmed until the summer, it could be wise for the Whites to get everything in place for Aaronson before the end of the season, especially with Marsch not having a senior out and out attacking midfielder on the books at this moment in time.
The 49ers recently increased their stake in the club to 44%, so it would be a first major deal since then. Andrea Radrizzani will also know Aaronson’s agency well as they represent six Leeds players, and with Marsch now in charge, a deal could be fairly straightforward if Salzburg are willing to talk.
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