By Peter Lynch

27th Sep, 2023 | 10:10am

Leeds United futures mooted for Jack Harrison and Brenden Aaronson as ‘blind eye’ claim made

Jack Harrison and Brenden Aaronson may be the only Leeds United loanees that have a future at the club, according to Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross.

The Whites loaned out 11 players in the summer transfer window following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

From those 11, it has been suggested that Harrison and Aaronson have the best chance of returning, with the players currently at Everton and Union Berlin respectively.

Listing the loanees, including players such as Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca, Max Wober, Jack Harrison and Luis Sinisterra, Cross wrote for Leeds Live (26 September): “Aaronson and Harrison may even be the only players from that cohort with any chance of playing in Leeds colours again, given the circumstances surrounding some of those other names.

“Daniel Farke would be forgiven for turning a blind eye to some of those plying their trade elsewhere this term, but he insists everyone is being watched, even if the Whites could improve their support for loans manager Andrew Taylor.”

Elland Road returns?

There was a mass exodus at Elland Road in the summer, with several players moving on from the Whites, either temporarily or permanently.

It was perhaps expected following their disappointing relegation from the Premier League, with a similar situation taking place at fellow relegated clubs Southampton and Leicester City.

But those clubs did not witness as big an exodus as the West Yorkshire outfit, who have incidentally done well to replace their on-loan group of players.

It remains to be seen exactly who will be welcome back at Elland Road next summer, with not all of the loanees leaving the club on the best of terms.

Harrison was not one of those players, but perhaps he will have his sights set on a permanent stay in the Premier League after his spell at Goodison Park.

That could, of course, be at Leeds if they manage to gain promotion this season, with a return for Aaronson then also on the cards.

In other Leeds United news, Joel Piroe has sent a three-word message to one of his Whites teammates after their 3-0 win against Watford.