By Mark Smith

26th May, 2022 | 4:10pm

Ian Poveda could lose 'famous' Leeds United number with major Brenden Aaronson deal close

Leeds United player Ian Poveda could lose the “famous” number seven shirt at Elland Road this summer, according to Leeds Live.

The online outlet has reported after a poor loan spell at Blackburn Rovers, as well as his major injury problems, a change may be in order for the winger.

It is suggested that Brenden Aaronson, who is on the verge of sealing a major transfer to West Yorkshire, could fill that shirt moving into another year in the Premier League.

Leeds have been completing the medical of Aaronson on Thursday [26 May].

Fabrizio Romano shared the news of the American international arriving in West Yorkshire to complete his tests, with an announcement even possibly happening in the coming hours.

Victor Orta will be delighted to get this one over the line after trying and failing to do just that in the January transfer window midway through last season.

Jesse Marsch will also surely be thrilled given that he has worked closely with Aaronson before during his time at RB Salzburg a couple of years ago.


Let’s be brutally honest, Poveda is and will never be good enough to make it as a famous number seven at Elland Road – not now, not ever.

The winger was a strange signing since day one, and if his serious injury has pushed him back even further, he is nowhere near making an impact in the Premier League.

With big money moves expected this summer, including Aaronson, Poveda is only going to fall down the pecking order under Marsch even further.

Getting the American through the door will be a huge signal of intent only days after staying in the Premier League.

We already can’t wait to see him in action, and it would make sense to give him that number seven shirt moving forward as he looks to make a name for himself in the Premier League.

As for Poveda, another loan move, if not permanent move could be on the cards this summer.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival