Leeds United have multiple open transfer situations with players they sent out on loan for the current campaign.

Following relegation to the Championship, it quickly became clear Victor Orta had been keen on clauses which allowed players to leave for free – on loan – if Leeds weren’t in the Premier League.

For some, that will be the case again next season if the Whites miss out on promotion to Southampton this month. There’s clubs, such as Real Betis with Marc Roca, who would like to keep their Leeds owned player but would rather not pay for him.

It would appear Brenden Aaronson is not in that bracket. The 23-year-old went to Union Berlin for the season, and managed to put together 38 appearances across the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Pokal.

However, most were as a substitute and he picked up less than 1500 minutes in total.

Bild report he’s returning to Leeds United, despite Union Berlin avoiding relegation. The club made signs for several players to parade and/or take home after their final game.

Aaronson’s said: ‘Thank you Brenden – in the 2023 team’

Bild take that as more than a hint that he’s returning to Leeds United and there’ll be no effort to buy him. A lot will now depend on that match against Southampton and whether Aaronson is contractually able to depart on another loan.