Elland Road transfer news: Leeds may change CL club’s stance on deal for £20m rising star
RB Salzburg are unwilling to sell attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson this month but that could change if Leeds United come up with an irresistible offer, says journalist Ryan Taylor.
The 21-year-old has emerged as a key target for Marcelo Bielsa but Los Blancos are struggling to sign him.
What’s the latest on Aaronson?
According to AthleticismLeeds recently had a £15m offer for Aaronson rejected, but that doesn’t seem to be the end of it.
The same outlet also claimed that the Yorkshire club would return with a £20m offer which could potentially make the Salzburg star the the second most expensive American player behind Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic.
Aaronson has played for Salzburg this season, making over 25 appearances in all competitions for the Austrian team.
The young American also starred in all six of Salzburg’s Champions League group stage games, helping Matthias Jaissle’s men reach the knockout stages.
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What did Taylor say about Aaronson at Leeds?
Taylor has told GIVEMESPORT that Salzburg do not want to sell Aaronson this month. However, the Daily Express reporter believes they will reassess if a really good offer comes in.
Speaking to GMS, Taylor said: “As far as I know, Salzburg are pretty firm that they don’t want to sell, but that can change if an offer is presented to them that they don’t want to reject.”
Will Leeds land Aaronson before the end of the month?
It looks like a really tough deal to make, with Salzburg seemingly and understandably unwilling to sell their young talents.
As Taylor mentioned, they might change their minds if Leeds come up with a really big offer. However, would the Premier League outfit be ready to top £20m? It’s hard to say, although they did recently after bringing in Dan James and Rodrigo Over £20m offers.
Aaronson is obviously still quite young, while Leeds surely have other priorities to consider as well following injuries to Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper. Ultimately, they have to be wise with their money.
The Leeds faithful, however, probably won’t mind the transfer fee too much. Although Bielsa’s men have been able to achieve some good results of late, beating both Newcastle United and West Ham, they are not completely short of relegation problem again.
Considering that and the number of injuries they’ve suffered, some fans will be eager to see new arrivals before the deadline.