Leeds toast Premier League survival by securing a £25m deal for USA star Brenden Aaronson as Jesse Marsch kicks off his Elland Road shake-up with the Red Bull Salzburg midfielder
- USA star Brenden Aaronson will move to Elland road from RB Salzburg
- Deal for midfielder was agreed in January providing Leeds avoided relegation
- Barcelona remain interested in signing Leeds winger Raphinha this summer
Leeds United will secure the signing of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson after sealing their Premier League status.
The £25million transfer of the USA international was negotiated at the end of the January window but was contingent on Leeds remaining in the top flight.
Sunday’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Brentford triggered the deal and now Aaronson, one of the most highly rated attacking midfielders playing in Europe, will move to Elland Road.
Brenden Aaronson (left) has 18 caps for the USA scoring five times
Aaronson (left) has won two league titles during his time at in Austria with RB Salzburg
Aaronson spent 18 months at Salzburg making 66 appearances, winning two league titles and scoring 13 goals with 16 assists.
His arrival will add energy to Jesse Marsch’s squad but there will be departures as they restructure the squad.
Barcelona are still monitoring Leeds’ Brazilian winger Raphinha over a summer switch
Barcelona remain determined to sign Raphinha with the Brazilian keen to go, Tottenham and Newcastle are interested in Jack Harrison while Kalvin Phillips has the likes of Manchester City among his admirers.