USMNT midfielder Brenden Aaronson has a relegation release clause in his contract at Leeds United and is expected to leave Elland Road this summer.
The New Jersey-born midfielder, who predominantly plays on the right-hand side, joined the Premier League side after a successful 18 months with Red Bull Salzburg, where he was able to win two Austrian Bundesliga titles.
Brenden Aaronson set to leave Leeds after one season
And initially, the $30m move to the Yorkshire club looked like money well spent by American manager Jesse Marsch with Aaronson performing well in a Leeds side that sat in the top half of the table after six matches played, with the USMNT star scoring in a 3-0 demolition of Chelsea in August.
According to the Athletic’s Phil Hay and Tom Bogert however, this will prove to be Aaronson’s first and last goals for the club with the American set to be used to help fund a squad that can help Leeds out of the Championship in the first time of asking.
Fellow USMNT teammate Weston McKennie will not make his loan move to Leeds permanent either after he was booed off the pitch following the club’s relegation on Sunday, confirmed by a 4-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.