Aaronson is now the clubs’ most expensive ever signing and that comes with natural pressure, something that may well have been hindering his performances thus far with just one goal and one assist in the Premier League and has also been dispossessed the second-most times by any Leeds player (FBRef).
However, he does appear to be impacting the side in a positive way that doesn’t involve him getting involved in scoring goals as he’s second when it comes to pressures highlighting the hard work he’s doing off the ball.
Jones, however, believes that the American will end up coming good at Elland Road.
(1:00:20) “I’m convinced that over the course of the season, he’s going to come good like he’s playing really well and I like the way he puts pressure on people and kind of why I’ve got Andreas Pereira still [Fantasy football] the way that those two press, they are always at that top end.”
Has Aaronson flopped so far for Leeds?
TIF Thoughts on Aaronson…
After what may well have been a dream debut for Aaronson in which he thought he scored the winning goal against Wolves in their opening game of the season, only for it to go down as an own goal, it’s been a bit of a struggle.
However, he’s not alone in that respect with Leeds, in general, seeing a big drop off in form from earlier on in the season as they are now without a league win since August 21st when they beat Chelsea at Elland Road.
It hasn’t all been poor from Aaronson though with former Leeds defender Steve Nicol telling ESPN (via Leeds Live) that Aaronson had been ‘impressive’ on his debut in the Premier League, while also labelling it a ‘near complete performance’.