Leeds United midfielder Brendan Aaronson will be returning to Elland Road next year, with a permanent move to FC Union Berlin currently ‘unthinkable’.

That’s according to SportBILD, who cover the plans at the German club today as their season lurches from disaster to disaster.

Union are now officially out of the Champions League after a final game defeat to Real Madrid and the newspaper explains attention now fully turns to ensuring they don’t drop out of the Bundesliga.

That potential problem means planning ahead is something of an issue as there is a risk of major upheaval at the club, where 11 players are either set to be out of contract or see their loan deals come to an end.

Aaaronson is one of them after arriving on loan from Leeds in the summer as part of the club’s major build ahead of a season in the Champions League.

His deal runs until next summer and includes a purchase option but it is currently ‘unthinkable’ that Union Berlin would take that up given how he’s performed so far.

The American has failed to score or register an assist in 17 games in all competitions this season and that, coupled with the ‘current state of affairs’ at the club mean a permanent deal won’t be happening.

Perhaps that thinking could change in the coming months if Aaronson manages a complete turnaround of his performances and fortunes but at this point all signs point towards a return to Leeds United in the summer.