Leeds have taken a giant leap towards completing a deal for RedBull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson – with the player now in England, and set to undergo a medical on Thursday, according to US reporter Tom Bogert.

Aaronson, 21, was the subject of two bids in the January – both thrown back at Leeds. Just hours after Premier League survival, though, reports said Leeds were close to the completion of a deal for Aaronson.

Now, it appears it is only a matter of time. The USA international is on English soil and will undergo a medical. The midfielder will now, finally complete a move to Elland Road – worth £24million.

Aaronson set for Leeds medical: Big coup for Whites in Marsch reunion

Had he agreed a move to Leeds in January, he would have been working under Marcelo Bielsa. But now, Aaronson is set to join and form a reunion at the same time, having worked under Jesse Marsch at Salzburg.

Marsch was the man to lure him to Austria from Philadelphia Union, for a fee in the region of £4.5million. He has since had a hand in 29 goals during his 65 Salzburg outings. Aaronson is keen to complete in the next week.

The midfielder is part of the USA squad that have four fixtures in June. They take on Morocco on the 1st – seven dats’ time – and Uruguay in friendlies, before Nations League fixtures against Grenada and El Salvador.

A deal could go through by the end of the week, if Aaronson is able to pass his medical on Thursday. Personal terms are not thought to be a problem, with a fee now agreed between the two clubs. Exciting times.

FC Bayern München v FC Salzburg: Round Of Sixteen Leg Two - UEFA Champions League
Photo by Sebastian Widmann – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

In other Leeds news, here is what Marsch thinks of Victor Orta bringing in Aaronson.

Related Topics

Close