Leeds star Brenden Aaronson has congratulated his brother Paxten after the youngster completed a £3.4million move from Philadelphia Union to Frankfurt – posting a throwback on Instagram of Paxten in a Manchester United shirt.
Leeds signed USA World Cup star Aaronson in the summer for a fee of £25million, and six months later, his brother is on the move. Starting at Philadelphia Union like his elder brother, 19-year-old Paxten enters Europe for the first time.
It comes after breaking into Union’s senior side during the 2021 campaign, and then really establishing himself in the 2022 season. Last term, he had a hand in 10 goals during 35 appearances in all competitions for the MLS outfit.
It has seen him earn a move to a massive club, in the form of Europa League champions Frankfurt. A fee of £3.4million, plus add-ons and future incentives has been agreed. Elder brother Brenden took to Instagram to congratulate Paxten.
While his post is a touching one, a heartfelt message that also includes throwbacks to the duo from their childhood; Aaronson may have risked angering Leeds fans. That is, because one picture sees Paxten wearing a Man United shirt.
Leeds star throwback of brother Paxten in Manchester United shirt
First of all, a brilliant move for Paxten. Leeds star Brenden had to go to Austria before a move to the Bundesliga. Albeit, that is where he met Jesse Marsch – at RedBull Salzburg. It is also an argument to say Leipzig are bigger than Frankfurt.
But it is a great move for Paxten, and the chances are he will be handed regular senior football. Frankfurt, like many other Bundesliga sides, are renowned for showing age is just a number. He could make his debut on January 21.
For Leeds ace Aaronson, it is slightly careless to upload a picture to his Instagram that includes a Manchester United shirt. Luckily for him, he is already loved by Leeds fans and has his own song. One to learn, for the Whites playmaker.