By Mark Smith

25th Jan, 2022 | 10:45am

Leeds United facing major obstacles to finalise Brenden Aaronson deal - Ryan Taylor

Leeds United are now facing a major obstacle to finalise the signing of RB Salzburg star Brenden Aaronson.

The Express journalist Ryan Taylor has reported that if a last-gasp deal was agreed, it would be hard to complete with the 21-year-old now on international duty.

Aaronson is preparing for America’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Canada across the Atlantic.

Writing in his Tuesday Transfer column, Taylor shared concerns regarding the chances of this deal being concluded.

“The newly-installed January international break – introduced to enable CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and AFC countries to fulfil their previously postponed World Cup qualifiers – is also set to cause complications for Premier League clubs, including Leeds, Tottenham and West Ham,” he wrote.

“While the Whites are already facing an uphill battle to sign Brenden Aaronson from RB Salzburg, the 21-year-old has now joined up with the United States national team across the Atlantic.

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“It means any deal is now facing further obstacles with the player now preparing for two matches against El Salvador and Canada this week with the USMNT.”

Not happening.

As each day passes, it just appears as though there is no chance of this one happening before Monday’s deadline.

Aaronson is away in America with his national side, and Victor Orta is yet to make any breakthroughs in Austria while negotiating with RB Salzburg.

If they were to accept any offer before Monday, the playmaker would need to undergo his medical and complete all formalities in the states.

This has all the similarities of the summer we tried to sign Ben White on a permanent deal, it brings fresh hope at every corner, but nothing concrete.

We can all hope that something can be worked out, but it looks as though it may be another January that ends in disappointment.

In other Leeds United, the Whites are set to table a sneaky £22million bid to secure major new January signing