Silly season begins, Leeds linked with USA international

28 Dec 2021 08:50 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 28th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Leeds in race to sign USA International

Various media outlets are suggesting that Leeds are preparing a bid for USA International Brenden Aaronson. The RB Salzburg midfielder has been dubbed the next Gary McAllister, an accolade that will see many Whites fans scouring the internet for footage of the 21 year old. He joined the Austrian outfit from Philadelphia Union for $6m (plus $3m in add ons) during the 2020 Summer transfer window. Whilst this may not sound like much, at the time this was a record deal for a US home-grown player.

Leeds need midfielders, preferably two. Whilst Aaronson has bags of potential, the Austrian League is very different to the Premiership, and many will worry that at 21, he could be out of his depth!





Nahitan Nandez rumour won't go away

Cagliari ace Nahitan Nandez has once again been strongly linked for a move to West Yorkshire, at a knock down price of £22.5m. The Uruguayan International, now 26, was strongly tipped to join the Whites last Summer, but despite the close relationship between Victor Orta and Tommaso Guilini, a deal could not be made. Nandez then opted for a move to local rivals Napoli, but again the deal broke down after Luciano Spalletti's team demanded that the transfer be subject to a successful loan deal.

Cagliari are languishing second to bottom in Serie A, with only one win under their belts this term. They are desperate to free up some cash, but do Leeds have the financial resources to complete the deal? West Ham and Spurs are also monitoring the situation!





Leeds are flaky, but should survive - Neville

During a recent segment on Sky Sports, Gary Neville described Leeds as 'flaky', but insisted if they can get over their injury crisis, they should survive the drop. He went on to highlight the importance of ensuring Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford get fit!

It’s the most worried I’ve ever been about Burnley going down. Not because Burnley have regressed, I think the quality of the league is so good, it’s so good and if Newcastle and Leeds play to their standard that I think they can do, I think Burnley are in serious trouble. Leeds and Newcastle both worry me, Leeds are flaky, they are flaky, I know they’ve got injuries at the moment. If they get Bamford and Kalvin Phillips back and the others then they should be just ok.



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VinnysTattoo wrote on 29 Dec 2021 09:02 am

At least with his surname he’ll be the first name on the team sheet 😬

weasel wrote on 28 Dec 2021 11:10 pm

onemoreslogan wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:18 pm I've been watching a lot of Concacef qualifying (Canada has its best shot at the tournament since 86!) and Aaronson has been easily the best player on the US national team recently.

He's ready for the Premier League. My big knock on him is he's another smaller player but he's got good vision, puts in Bielsa miles, and is a clutch finisher. Would be great if Leeds signs him. Smells like 49ers influence though.
I would imagine they would be keen for us to have an american player playing for us to help them raising the profile of the club in the USA and increasing merchadise sales. However for it to be a success it would need the player to be good enough to be playing. I doubt we sold many shirts in Japan based on the Japanese player we had recently that got about as near to playing for the first team as any of us did.

onemoreslogan wrote on 28 Dec 2021 09:27 pm

faaip wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:25 pm Does that matter?
I'm fine with it in this case. I only mentioned it because I find it interesting (provided this is more than clickbait).

faaip wrote on 28 Dec 2021 07:25 pm

onemoreslogan wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:18 pm I've been watching a lot of Concacef qualifying (Canada has its best shot at the tournament since 86!) and Aaronson has been easily the best player on the US national team recently.

He's ready for the Premier League. My big knock on him is he's another smaller player but he's got good vision, puts in Bielsa miles, and is a clutch finisher. Would be great if Leeds signs him. Smells like 49ers influence though.
Does that matter?

onemoreslogan wrote on 28 Dec 2021 07:18 pm

I've been watching a lot of Concacef qualifying (Canada has its best shot at the tournament since 86!) and Aaronson has been easily the best player on the US national team recently.

He's ready for the Premier League. My big knock on him is he's another smaller player but he's got good vision, puts in Bielsa miles, and is a clutch finisher. Would be great if Leeds signs him. Smells like 49ers influence though.