Leeds United attempted to sign RB Salzburg creative midfielder Brenden Aaronson in January but had their latest bid of £20 million turned down.
After being unable to bring in Aaronson during the winter window, Leeds failed to make a senior addition to the first team – but indications were that they would like to go back in for the RB Salzburg ace in the summer.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke told GiveMeSport that Leeds will be ‘keen’ to get the American in the door at Elland Road for the start of next season.
“I think Leeds are really keen to try and get the deal done and prevent anybody trying to hijack it,” O’Rourke said.
After Leeds had their second bid turned down, other clubs will now know how much Salzburg want for their man, meaning the process would be quicker if they were to ‘hijack’ the deal.
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O’Rourke stated that Leeds will be keen on getting the deal done before anyone else gets involved, however, four more clubs have shown interest in the 21-year-old, according to Sport Bild (via TEAMtalk).
Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Freiburg are also thought to be interested in the American’s signature.
It was evident after Leeds’s poor display against Everton last weekend that a midfielder was a necessity for Bielsa, when Mateusz Klich and Robin Koch both received poor reviews for the displays.
Alongside these poor displays, Kalvin Phillips has been sidelined due to injury, meaning that Leeds lack any real backup in those areas.