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Leeds: Phil Hay provides update on Brenden Aaronson pursuit

Leeds: Phil Hay provides update on Brenden Aaronson pursuit -Leeds United Transfer Rumours

RB Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson is a player that Leeds United ‘genuinely like’ ahead of a potential move for him this month, according to reliable journalist Phil Hay.

The Lowdown: Strong Aaronson interest

The Whites are desperate to sign a new midfielder in the January transfer window as they look to make up for the losses of Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw to injury.

Aaronson has been strongly linked with a move to Leeds in recent days, with the club tabling two offers for the American, one of which was £20m. Salzburg are continuing to be stubborn, though, with a move far from guaranteed before the transfer window closes on January 31st.

The Latest: Hay confirms admiration

Taking to Twitter on Monday morning as he shared a corresponding article for The Athletic, Hay confirmed that there is still real interest in Aaronson from Leeds, stating:

“Leeds United were never going to go for quick fixes in this window but Brenden Aaronson is a player they genuinely like and genuinely want.

“With defeat to Newcastle behind them and a week of the transfer window to go, do they push the boat out for him?”

The Verdict: Matter of time?

It does feel as though Leeds are pushing hard to get a deal over the line, in what could feel like a significant piece of business at Elland Road if it comes off.

Aaronson has impressed hugely at Salzburg, enjoying 22 goal contributions in 51 appearances (10 goals, 12 assists) and being described as ‘amazing’ by Michael Unverdorben, sports editor at Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.

The 21-year-old has shone mostly as a No.10 for Salzburg, often playing in a diamond midfield, so he could provide a level of guile not always seen in the middle of the park at Leeds, where Mateusz Klich has the most assists (two) in the Premier League of anyone in that position this season.

In other news, a journalist is unsure about Leeds signing one player. Find out who it is here.


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