Phil Hay has been reacting to Leeds United’s £15m bid for RB Salzburg attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson.
The Lowdown: Aaronson links
Victor Orta has been busy when it comes to possible additions at Elland Road this month, with a defensive and attacking midfielder on the radar.
Aaronson to Leeds?
Yes, get him in!
No, we can do better!
Reports over the festive period claimed that a move to Marcelo Bielsa’s side was unlikely due to Salzburg’s qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League, but that hasn’t stopped Leeds from launching a formal offer.
The Latest: Official bid; Hay reacts
Hay shared news of Leeds’ £15m bid for Aaronson on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
Unfortunately, the Austrian side have turned down the Whites’ opening offer, however, Leeds are intent on signing the American before the end of the month.
He then added his own personal view regarding Aaronson, saying:
“Like the sound of this one if it happens. Good age, operating at a high level already, playing in an area where Leeds need more resources.”
The Verdict: Exciting times
Leeds are yet to make a permanent central midfield addition with Bielsa in charge, but it seems as if that may finally change over the coming weeks.
As Hay mentions, Aaronson is already playing at a high level and has Champions League and international experience under his belt at the age of 21.
You’d expect that a swoop for the Salzburg man could benefit the club in both the short and long term. Should he arrive, he’d provide Bielsa with a much-needed attacking midfield option for the second half of the season, something Leeds currently don’t have.
And, should he continue his impressive form in Yorkshire, Leeds would most likely be in line to make a huge profit further down the line.
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