USMNT midfielder Brenden Aaronson is expected to remain at Premier League strugglers Leeds United even if the club are relegated this weekend.
Aaronson joined the Lilywhites last year from Red Bull Salzburg for a reported $30.5m, joining up with American compatriot Jesse Marsch at Elland Road.
However, Aaronson’s first season in England’s top flight has been a turbulent one. Following the sacking of Marsch and after Javi Gracia’s brief tenure in charge cameto an end earlier this month, the USMNT winger is currently on his third manager od the season and stands only one match away from suffering relegation to the Championship.
Brenden Aaronson set for Leeds stay after a difficult debut season
According to the Twitter account MLS Transfers, Aaronson will remain a Leeds player next season, regardless of which league they will be playing in.
Source: Leeds have made it clear to Brendan Aaronson that he is expected to stay at the club for the 2023/2024 season regardless if they stay in the Premier League or get relegated to The Championship. pic.twitter.com/bKxeGWYd1z
— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) May 23, 2023
The New Jersey born winger, who can also play as an attacking midfielder, became an instant hit with the Elland Road faithful after he scored in Leeds’ 3-0 demolition of Chelsea back in August.
Aaronson is yet to score in the league since, however, and has failed to start any of new manager Sam Allardyce’s first three matches for the club, coming on as a second-half substitute in all.