By Pranav Shahaney

24th Jan, 2022 | 1:41pm

RB Salzburg unwilling to negotiate with Leeds United over Aaronson January sale

Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg are reportedly not willing to negotiate with Leeds United over the sale of Brenden Aaronson.

According to Claudio Mauri, Marcelo Bielsa is unlikely to acquire the services of the 21-year-old American in January.

His club want to retain his services as they’re set to face Bayern Munich in their first-ever Champions League Round of 16 clash.

Via his personal Twitter account, Mauri, a Diario la Nacion journalist, said, “Bielsa will not have the North American midfielder Brenden Aaronson as reinforcement in Leeds. Salzburg refuses to negotiate him in this transfer window, retaining him for the Champions League round of 16.”

Move on

Since the outset, Aaronson felt like a move that was unlikely to happen in the January transfer window.

It’s more of a signing that happens in the summer, especially given Salzburg’s Champions League commitments.

While they’re not a big club per se, they’ve got super-rich owners who would like to take them there, and selling their best player is not a very good look.

If he goes on to impress in the second half of this season, then his price will only skyrocket.

Whether or not Leeds can afford him is something that could be discussed in six months.

What they need now is to sign an attacking midfielder who’s willing to join this month as he could help turn around the fortunes of this side.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay issues major January update amid recent development that would excite the Elland Road faithful.