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Leeds: Marsch wants 28m star ‘through the door quickly’ at Elland Road

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Incoming Leeds man Brenden Aaronson is “very significant” to Jesse Marsch’s plans at Elland Road, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Yorkshire giants have been chasing the Salzburg ace since January and are on the verge of making him their first summer signing.

What’s the latest news involving Aaronson?

Having missed out on signing the American in the winter, with the Austrian outfit not willing to sell the midfielder before the Champions League knockout stages got underway, Leeds’ hopes of signing him this summer were always likely to hinge on whether they stayed in the Premier League.

That looked unlikely heading into their final-day clash at Brentford, but a 2-1 victory, coupled with Burnley’s defeat to Newcastle, saw Marsch’s side finish above the bottom three.

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And just hours after the full time whistle in west London, The Athletic revealed that Leeds have almost got their man, with Aaronson set to become Marsch’s first signing since he replaced Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds saw bids of £15m and £20m rejected in January and are now expected to pay Salzburg in the region of £28m.

Aaronson’s switch to the Premier League will also see him reunite with Marsch after the pair spent last season together in Austria.

What did Jones say about Aaronson?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Ultimately, if they can get Brenden Aaronson through the door quickly, that’s a player who’s very, very significant to where Jesse Marsch wants to take this team.”

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Why are Leeds so desperate to sign Aaronson?

It’s really not difficult to see why Leeds are so keen on bringing Aaronson to Elland Road.

In 65 appearances for Salzburg, he has contributed 13 goals and 15 assists, with 16 of those goal involvements coming last season as his side reached the last Read more – GiveMeSport Football

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