Leeds have secured their Premier League status and are now moving a swift focus onto recruitment.
After trying and failing to sign Aaronson in the previous transfer window, it’s little surprise that he’s the club’s top target and looking likely to be the first name through the door.
Salzburger Nachrichten report (as per James Marshment) that fees, wages and a contract have all been agreed between Leeds, Salzburg and Aaronson.
Interestingly, it’s detailed that the 21-year-old will only sign a three-year deal at Elland Road. That will tie him down until the summer of 2025.
The fee reported is £24m, which is the fourth biggest sale in Salzburg’s history.
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Obviously this isn’t confirmed and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Aaronson land a contract longer than three years, or even one that’s got a 12-month option on it.
Simply, for the outlay of the transfer, three years is no time at all really.
Arguably, Leeds could be in a position where in 12 months, they are having to cash-in on Aaronson to make sure they aren’t losing him for less than they’ve paid.
Leeds signed Daniel James for a similar fee last year and handed him a five-year deal, protecting their asset.
Aaronson is only 21 and should be tied down long-term.