Breaking news: Leeds United star might not play for the club again

Brenden Aaronson, an offensive midfielder for Leeds United, is currently on loan at Union Berlin and is not likely to be part of Leeds’ plans when his loan expires in 2024.

The Whites’ midweek action this week is a lot less spectacular than what some of their loaned-out players had planned, with European football on the agenda alongside Daniel Farke’s side taking on QPR tonight.

Brenden Aaronson joined Union Berlin, who are competing in their inaugural Champions League season, having been put in a group alongside Real Madrid, Napoli, and Braga.


How did Aaronson fare?

Union Berlin welcomed Braga in their second Champions League match of the season Wednesday night, looking to get back on track after a last-minute setback to Real Madrid the night before.

Aaronson entered a dramatic contest against Portuguese opposition with the scores tied at 2-2 with the action tightly poised, with opportunities falling to both sides.

Aaronson’s first touch almost resulted in a goal as he delivered a low cross into the goalmouth, which was cleared over the bar for a corner to prevent a definite goal.

Aaronson, on the other hand, was embarrassed when a wonderful cross found him late in the game, only for a free header from six yards out to be fired well off target.

Soon after, Braga took the lead in extra time to record a stunning late triumph, causing Aaronson’s team even more agony.


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Phil Hay offers transfer advice.

Despite his miss, Aaronson looked energetic off the bench, but any performances he puts in for the Germans will not see him reinstated in the Whites squad in 24/25.

According to The Athletic’s Phil Hay, Aaronson is still viewed as a player to produce long-term transfer profit for Leeds, rather than someone they envisage playing a role, as he wrote:

“There is little value for Leeds in the status quo continuing there because Aaronson was one of the players they wanted to aid them financially further down the line; that irrespective of whether he ever returned to play for United again, a good year abroad would enhance his value and avoid the scenario the club faced in the last window where any permanent transfer would have resulted in a loss on the fee they paid to RB Salzburg for Aaronson in 2022.”

Aaronson has a chance to recoup the £25 million we paid for him, but he’ll need to improve his form.

He actually played good off the bench last night; it’s just a bad that another opportunity came his way and he blew it.

Union Berlin appears to be a suitable environment for him, considering that he is still maturing, and a good season might see us right on track with that investment.

However, he is not returning to play here; he is expected to be sold next summer.

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