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Why Leeds United could be a perfect fit for Brenden Aaronson


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  1. I have been impressed by Aaronson from the time he spent with the Union. He has very quick feet and often uses that to win balls from bigger stronger players. He is a tireless worker and has a great sense of where to move without the ball. He has the ability to strike the ball well. I have been surprised that despite his slender build he has managed to avoid injury despite his willingness to challenge bigger, stronger players.
    I think he would get significant playing time at Leeds, where his ability to pressure opposing defenses would fit in quite well. A move would benefit him.

  2. I’m torn on this one, because on the one hand I want Brendan getting consistent minutes which RB Salzburg provides, along with playing against elite clubs in the UCL, but on the other hand I think he’s ready to make the jump to a bigger club like Leeds and can make an imprint there, although maybe not right away. With the WC right around the corner it’s important that our main core are playing, and playing at a high level, so while it’s a conundrum for Aaron in the transfer world, I think whatever move happens he will still rise to the occasion.

    • Salzburg is like Prep School. Serious players can only stay for so long.

      This season he’s played 6 UCL games. They have done well but their next opponent is Bayern Munich. So their UCL participation will likely end at 8 games.

      Once they are out of Europe the only teams Brenden will play are in the Austrian BL and those are like scrimmages.

      If you think I’m exaggerating here is a list of Salzburg’s honors. They show that there is no competition in the Austrian BL.

      If you think that’s good then fine, he can be the new Landon Donovan, euro style . LD used MLS to keep him fit but not too stressed, for the USMNT:

      Austrian Bundesliga

      Champions (15): 1993–94*, 1994–95*, 1996–97*, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
      Runners-up: 2005–06, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2012–13
      Austrian Cup Winners (8): 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
      Runners-up (5): 1973–74*, 1979–80*, 1980–81*, 1999–2000*, 2017–18
      Austrian Supercup Winners: 1994*, 1995*, 1997*
      Austrian First League Winners: 1977–78*, 1986–87*


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