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Leeds: Phil Hay provides Brenden Aaronson transfer update

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

Phil Hay has provided an important update regarding Leeds United’s pursuit of Brenden Aaronson, admitting that a second bid from the club is yet to be accepted by Red Bull Salzburg.

The Lowdown: Bids made for Aaronson

The Whites are clearly interested in acquiring the American’s signature this month, with two bids reportedly already made in recent days and Victor Orta an admirer of the 21-year-old, identifying him as a player who could develop under Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.

Leeds are thought to have tabled an offer of £20m for Aaronson as they look to make a significant midfield addition in the January transfer window.

It feels like a saga which could go to the wire, though, especially after a fresh update from a reliable source.

The Latest: Hay gives Aaronson transfer update

Speaking in a Q&A for The Athletic on Saturday, Hay admitted there are no signs that Leeds’ second bid will be accepted by Salzburg.

Revealing the latest on the Whites’ pursuit of the 21-year-old, the journalist outlined: “Sounded likely to me that Salzburg would turn the second bid down too. Haven’t been told that it’s been formally rejected but as we stand, it hasn’t been accepted.”

The Verdict: Salzburg holding firm

Salzburg are clearly desperate to keep hold of Aaronson this month, which is no great surprise considering that he has already scored 10 goals and registered 12 assists in 51 appearances for the club at such a young age.

Leeds may need to increase their offer further in order to get their man, at which point it could be tricky if a lack of funds are available for new additions.

Patience may be required in the coming days, but if the Whites can snap up Aaronson, he could be an ideal signing at a time when midfield reinforcements are essential with Kalvin Phillips out injured.

In other news, another Premier League club have entered the race to sign a Leeds transfer target. Find out who it is here.

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