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Leeds United: Dean Jones discusses Brenden Aaronson deal

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Noted transfer reporter Dean Jones has been speaking about Leeds United target Brenden Aaronson and when he could come to the club.

Recent reports have linked Marcelo Bielsa’s men with the American midfielder as Leeds look to bolster their squad in the January window and push themselves further away from the relegation zone in the Premier League.

However, with so little time left between now and the end of the window, there might not be time for a deal to get Aaronson to come to the club straight away. This led journalist James Marshment to recently take to Twitter and express his concern that the deal might be ‘agreed’ in January, but that the move wouldn’t come to fruition until the summer.

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Speaking to This Is Futbol, Jones discussed Aaronson’s potential move to Elland Road in response to a question about whether or not Leeds would wait until the summer to sign him rather than change to a different target altogether.

In his response, Jones hinted that after all the work they have put into scouting him, they would rather wait until the summer to get the deal done, barring any last-minute changes.

He said: “I think so [Leeds will likely wait until summer]. To change their target now when they like this guy so much, I don’t see it happening, to be honest. Unless there’s a loan, like a short-term [deal] or a loan, that’s the only way it can change.”

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It certainly is going to be an interesting one to keep an eye on as the window edges towards its conclusion.

Admittedly, this is a situation that Leeds have got themselves into by leaving the deal so late to try and get done, especially as warning signs have been there since October that the club needed to invest in some extra bodies to get them through the second half of the season.

As Jones hints at, it sounds as if they are going to wait until the summer to bring him in – you just have to hope that Leeds are in a position to sign him come the summer having stayed in the Premier League, rather than been relegated and possibly putting the whole transfer in jeopardy.

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