Leeds agree transfer for RB Salzburg star Brenden Aaronson in five-year deal after surviving Premier League relegation

LEEDS have agreed the signing of attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson from Pink Bull Salzburg for a reported £25million.

The American star is the Elland Highway membership’s first switch of the summer season after they dramatically survived relegation on the ultimate day.

Instagram @leedsunitedBrenden Aaronson, left, will be a part of Leeds on a five-year deal in July[/caption]

Aaronson, 21, will be a part of his new membership on July 1 after he pens a five-year contract in Yorkshire supplied he will get worldwide clearance and a piece allow.

The delighted star posed for pictures in his new coaching package holding an iconic white, blue and yellow scarf on Thursday after finishing his medical.

Aaronson mentioned: “It’s superior right here. Me and my girlfriend had been within the automotive wanting round. It’s lovely and we’re actually wanting ahead to dwelling right here.

“It’s a humongous, historic membership and it’s every part I’ve at all times needed to be part of.

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The sensation I acquired from Victor (Orta), the membership generally, followers, gamers – I really feel it’s an ideal match for me.”

However earlier than attending to work with Leeds, he will likely be linking up along with his nationwide group for his or her upcoming matches towards Morocco, Uruguay, Grenada and El Salvador.

The attacking midfielder made 41 appearances in all competitions for Salzburg final season, offering ten assists and scoring six targets.

He helped the membership win the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup for the second season in succession in addition to attain the Champions League final 16, offering each assists within the 8-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich.

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And the 18-cap USA worldwide additionally helped his country qualify for this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.

Now he will likely be hoping to hyperlink up nicely with compatriot Jesse Marsch in his first season in England.

The pair labored collectively for the primary six months of 2021 earlier than Marsch left to take over at sister-club RB Leipzig in Germany.

However the supervisor is aware of all about Aaronson’s skills after watching him within the MLS after which bringing him to Europe.

He is ready to play centrally or out huge and has solid a status for his dribbling and passing high quality.

And the previous Philadelphia Union ace can even be prepared to purchase into Marsch’s high-intensity urgent out of possession.

Aaronson added to Leeds Live: “It’s a extremely good feeling. It wasn’t simply Jesse that swayed me to come back right here, however the membership generally, too.

“However being reunited with Jesse and work underneath him – I really feel like my recreation took an enormous enhance underneath him for the primary half a 12 months.

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“I really feel like I used to be getting targets and assists, and taking part in at a excessive degree underneath him.

“I didn’t know Jesse before Salzburg, but we have a good relationship – and not just because we’re both American!”

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