Reporter shares exciting update on Leeds, deal could be announced within a week
American journalist Tom Bogert said Brenden Aaronson had flown to England and would undergo a medical in Leeds on Thursday. The player is keen to complete a deal in seven days, before joining the US national team.
Leeds look set to finally have their man, after rejecting two offers by Austrian side RedBull Salzburg in January. Aaronson opted to stay at Salzburg to play against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
However, Salzburg lost to Bayern and Leeds stayed in the front runners – by the skin of their teeth. Just hours after the win over Brentford, reports surfaced that Leeds were closing in on a deal to sign Aaronson.
Now, the journalist Bogert affirms Leeds are inches away from announcing a deal for Aaronson. A £24m deal has been agreed and Aaronson will undergo a medical on Thursday, likely at Thorp Arch.
Aaronson is keen to do so before he flies off to represent his country. The United States play four games in the first half of June, facing Morocco, Uruguay, Grenada and the Savior. The first is in a week, June 1st.
Aaronson will undergo a medical in Leeds on Thursday, after making a throw
Aaronson is the start of an exciting summer for Leeds fans. The American star is the missing link in the middle of the park, the kind of player Mateusz Klich was in the Championship. He stuttered in the Premier League.
His ability to link midfield to attack, his goals, his assists, it will give Leeds another dimension. The jury is out on whether he can cope with adapting to Premier League football. But he has every chance.
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