Leeds have a good opportunity to sign Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson this summer if they stay in the Premier League, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Leeds were heavily linked with Aaronson in January, and they could finally land their man in the next transfer window.
What’s the latest news involving Aaronson?
At the start of the year, Leeds made a £15m offer for the American international, but their bid was rejected.
Leeds have not given up hope of signing the 21-year-old, though. It has been reported that they are in pole position to add Aaronson to their squad when the transfer window re-opens. The youngster briefly worked under Jesse Marsch last year, when the Leeds boss was still at Salzburg.
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What has O’Rourke said about Aaronson potentially joining Leeds?
Leeds have a healthy gap between themselves and the bottom three at the moment, but they are still not guaranteed a place in the top-flight next term.
O’Rourke feels that if they can secure their Premier League status for another year, they should be able to entice Aaronson to Elland Road in the off-season.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “If they stay up, I think there’s a real good chance that Leeds will get this deal done.”
Could Phillips and Aaronson flourish as a partnership for Leeds next season?
There continues to be speculation regarding the future of Kalvin Phillips, but reports have suggested that the England star is happy to sign a new contract with the Yorkshire outfit.
This would be a huge boost for Leeds, and if they can also tempt Aaronson over to the Premier League, this could be the start of a promising partnership.
Phillips has proven over the last couple of years that he is vital to the way that Leeds play as he sits in front of the back four and dictates the tempo of the game for the team.
Meanwhile, Aaronson likes to play slightly higher up the pitch, and he has chipped in with five goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season, showing that he can make things happen in the final third.
Phillips and Aaronson could complement one another at Leeds, giving fans something to look forward to heading into the 2022/23 season.