By Saikat Mandal

8th Dec, 2022 | 9:40am

Journalist delivers verdict on Leeds United forward Brenden Aaronson

Darren Lewis has praised Leeds United attacker Brenden Aaronson while discussing major transfers made by Premier League clubs in the summer.

The Daily Mirror journalist has suggested that Aaronson is often “underestimated” in the show hosted by Kelly Cates, shared by Premier League on their Youtube channel on 7 December.

Cates notes that there’s a feisty element in Aaronson, to which Lewis says that the 22-year-old thinks he can be “annoying” for defenders.

“He says that he is annoying for defenders because he is able to pick up positions where you can’t quite pick him up, someone who can play killer passes, maybe he is underestimated by opposition teams and defenders,” said Lewis in a newly-published video that was seemingly recorded prior to the World Cup.

“He thinks he as a player not only going to be brilliant for Leeds, but going to surprise people at the World Cup.”

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The show probably was recorded a few days back as USA are already out of the World Cup.

Aaronson did not get enough minutes to show his talent in the World Cup for his country.

He played in all four games for his nation, coming mostly from the bench. Against Iran, he got 45 minutes, but apart from that, he was limited to bit-part roles.

Aaronson joined Leeds in the summer transfer window from Red Bull Salzburg for a fee of around £24.7m [Sky Sports] on a five-year deal.

He has scored one goal and provided two assists so far in 14 league games.

Aaronson is the type of player who gives the impression that he can produce moments of brilliance out of nothing, and that there is feistiness around his game.

However, he is very young and there are raw edges to his game. He has got great ability and potential but he should probably look to improve his numbers, getting more goals and assists, which can help his team get more points on board.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are now scouting an attacker at the World Cup and a January move appears to be on the cards for them.