Last week, reports coming out of England stated Leeds United are keen to sign Brenden Aaronson in the winter market and have already sent an offer to Red Bull Salzburg.
On January 22nd, SALZBURG24 reported the Whites’ initial offer was rejected and they made a second offer for the transfer of the 21-year-old.
The USMNT attacking midfielder is currently with his national team, preparing for the World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras.
Jérôme Onguéné and Mohamed Camara will miss their club’s upcoming fixtures because they are currently with Cameroon and Mali at the 2021 AFCON.
Salzburger Nachrichten state it is unclear whether manager Matthias Jaissle will be able to count on the duo for the cup clash against LASK on February 6th. Aaronson’s involvement for the clash remains doubtful since he will arrive in Austria two days before the tie.
The newspaper claims the American has ‘developed into a very important player’ for Red Bull Salzburg. He was instrumental in helping his side make it to the knockout phase of the Champions League, where they will face Bayern Munich.
It should not come as a surprise that Aaronson is in demand, but only Marcelo Bielsa’s side get a mention. It’s claimed Leeds United are ‘currently showing greatest interest’ in the player.
The Premier League side made an initial offer of €18m and after it was turned down by Red Bull Salzburg, they want to improve the proposal to €24m. The Austrian champions, however, will not let him leave in January.
Their sporting director, Christoph Freund, has already insisted his side doesn’t want to let any regular player leave this month.
Aaronson’s contract expires in 2025 and Salzburger Nachrichten suggest he may prefer to take the next step in his career after this season.