By Dan Carter

12th Sep, 2023 | 7:10pm

Brenden Aaronson finished at Leeds United after what journalist has seen during international break

Dean Jones believes that Brenden Aaronson’s time at Leeds United is finished after the US international’s comments during the international break.

The midfielder who joined the Whites for £25 million last summer spoke to Pioneer Press on Monday (11 September) to discuss his time at Elland Road, implying there was a lot of change behind the scenes that supporters hadn’t seen in the second half of the campaign.

Aaronson left the Whites in the summer having activated a relegation release clause in his contract to join Union Berlin on loan, but Jones believes that the USMT star is unlikely to play again for Daniel Farke’s side.

Speaking to Give Me Sport on Tuesday (12 September), the journalist said: “It’s really tricky to figure how Aaronson gets his career back on track, certainly at Leeds. I don’t, personally, think his Leeds career will be repaired. I think it was a move that blighted him.

“We’re not really seeing the things that he was good at anymore. You want a player who is pressing high, plays at a high tempo and is creative. He definitely is still capable of those things, but the problem is even now when he’s going away on international duty with the United States, they’re not even in a good place right now.”

A huge dud

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Last season was a messy period for everyone at Leeds United and while nobody is denying that to be the truth, Aaronson did very little to help stop the rot at Elland Road during his year-long stay.

In his 36 Premier League appearances, the 22-year-old only managed to register four goal contributions as the Whites were relegated to the Championship and proved to be one of many signings that were ultimately flops that wasted no time jumping ship upon relegation.

With Aaronson’s comments suggesting there was more unhappiness behind the scenes at Elland Road, you would have to agree with Jones’ suggestion that he won’t play again for the Whites despite Farke’s need for a number 10 currently.

Whether or not Leeds will be able to move him on next summer for a fee anywhere near the reported £25 million [Sky Sports] they spent to bring him to England from RB Leipzig seems incredibly unlikely, especially after his poor start to life in Germany.

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